Teri E. Lassiter, PhD, MPH
Assistant Dean for Practice, Diversity, and Inclusion and Assistant Professor
Rutgers University, School of Public Health

Teri E. Lassiter is the Assistant Dean for Practice, Diversity & Inclusion and an Assistant Professor at the Rutgers University School of Public Health. In her current role she oversees the academic components of practice and experiential learning; develops and implements strategies for academic programming for practice that enhance the skills of the next generation of public health professionals, as well as serving as the liaison between the School of Public Health and the practice community. She also coordinates academic offerings with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to ensure that the curriculum attends to the public health challenges faced by all populations of New Jersey and the United States and works with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs to create systems that support student learning and success that attend to the diversity of student life experiences with regard to gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and nation of birth.

For the past seven years, Dr. Lassiter has been a member of the Newark Community Collaborative Board (NCCB) research team that addresses substance misuse and related health disparities among those that have been incarcerated and reside in the City of Newark. She continues to participate in community based service projects throughout the City of Newark that focus on violence reduction and the formerly incarcerated and a mentoring program targeting women at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility.