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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

Rutgers PhD Student Receives NJPHA Award for Outstanding Research

Rutgers School of Public Health PhD candidate, Ms. Kristen Krause, has been awarded the New Jersey Public Health Association (NJPHA) Dr. Ronald Altman Award.

Ms. Krause has been a research assistant at the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Preventions Studies (CHIBPS) working with and for the populations the Center studies. She is also a staunch advocate for older adults living with HIV. In addition to the community-based research she undertakes, she actively disseminates her and CHIBPS’ research to professional organizations including presenting at American Public Health Association Annual meetings and serving as an author on numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Throughout the last year, Ms. Krause has singlehandedly been leading GOLD III, a study examining resilience in older gay HIV-positive men. This work is based on a paradigm that she helped to develop working alongside Rutgers School of Public Health dean and director of CHIBPS, Dr. Perry N. Halkitis.

“It’s truly an honor to receive this award from NJPHA, especially since Dr. Ronald Altman worked hard to advocate for testing in the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New Jersey,” comments Ms. Krause. “I look forward to continuing my work and addressing LGBTQ health disparities throughout New Jersey, the country, and beyond.”

“Ms. Krause is highly deserving of this honor as she situates the public health work she enacts on the hyphen of theory and practice recognizing that all of her efforts must be translatable to improving the lives of people and populations,” comments Dean Halkitis, who also serves as Ms. Krause’s PhD advisor. “Ms. Krause is an excellent representative of our field, of our state, and of NJPHA.”

[Photo: Ms. Kristen Krause]