Tito Gezmu

Tefera Gezmu
Instructor

 

B.S. Chemistry, Utah
M.P.H., Ph.D. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–School of Public Health

 

Contact Information

Civic Square Building, room 258

Phone (848)932-2756

Fax (732) 932-6564

E-mail: gezmu@rutgers.edu

 

 

Teaching and research interests

  • Public health practice, program implementation and evaluation
  • Role of race/ethnicity and immigration on the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases, particularly stroke
  • Determinants of health care inequities and factors related to health care disparities among minority populations

 

Courses

  • Epidemiology
  • Research Methods
  • Emerging & Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Ethnicity & Diseases
  • International Public Health

 

 

Profile

Dr. Tefera Gezmu is an Instructor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy’s Public Health program.  Dr. Gezmu received his B.S. in Chemistry from the U. of Utah and both his MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Public Health. Dr. Gezmu is a devoted public health activist and teacher. 

Dr. Gezmu has extensive work experience in public health practice, program implementation and evaluation. His research interests include the role of race/ethnicity and immigration on the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases, particularly stroke; as well as the determinants of health care inequities and factors related to health care disparities among minority populations. His doctoral thesis focused on racial/ethnic variations in acute stroke risk, utilizing a registry based dataset in a multiethnic regional population in New Jersey. He is currently collaborating on a several research projects with physicians at the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute at the JFK hospital.

Dr. Gezmu is also experienced in international public health and infectious diseases, and has served as a consultant and board member for non-governmental organizations.  Currently, Dr. Gezmu is the President of the New Jersey Public Health Association