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Bernadette Hohl, PhD, MPH


Bernadette Hohl, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Rutgers University School of Public Health. She also has an appointment in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University - Newark. Her research employs mixed methods, community based participatory research approaches and epidemiologic study designs to examine the influence of social and physical neighborhood factors on community well-being, youth development and injury related risks

She has participated in several community and academic partnerships that addressed health and safety issues facing urban, minority, and disadvantaged communities including two CDC-funded Youth Violence Prevention Centers. She has organized teams of community, city and academic stakeholders to assess community needs, design, and implement interventions and disseminate results. Her current research focuses on identifying modifiable community level risk factors for violence and in turn developing and testing place-based interventions to address those factors. She has taught several methods and content courses at the undergraduate and graduate level including Public Health and Violence Prevention. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers,

Bernadette received her PhD and MPH in Social and Behavioral Health from Temple University and completed a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Urban Health Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Bernadette has also worked as a community educator providing prevention programming on child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and harassment to a variety of audiences.

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