Jasjit Ahluwalia, an eminent Indian-origin researcher and academician, was on 20 January 2015 appointed as the Dean of School of Public Health at the Rutgers University in the US state of New Jersey.
He will assume the office as Dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health from April 2015. Currently, Ahluwalia is a professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Centre.
- An alumnus of New York University and Harvard University, Ahluwalia is a nationally recognised researcher in the field of health disparities and minority health and nicotine addiction.
- He was the Vice-Chairman and director of research for the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas Medical Centre in 1997.
- He was recruited as the founding executive director of the Office of Clinical Research at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Centre in 2005.
- Ahluwalia recently completed his term as Chair of the National Advisory Council for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).