Special Populations in Research

NJACTS is dedicated to integrating special populations in research into our programs at all levels. With our expertise in community engagement, social determinants of health, and population health data resources, we can help you integrate special populations into your research study design, research team, and as participants in your health research studies.
Our team will recommend approaches and resources used successfully with a specific population, and will work collaboratively with the research team and community partners to adapt approaches and resources for use with a new population or in a new setting.

Request a Consultation

Investigators, research team members, trainees and community members can request a consultation from the Integrating Special Populations team by contacting Lauren Wolf.

Special Populations Categories
Children
Older Adults
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Low Income Populations
People Living with Opioid Use Disorders
People Living with HIV/AIDS
People Living with Serious Mental Illness
Prisoners

Leadership Team

Stephen Crystal, Ph.D.

Stephen Crystal, Ph.D.

Lead

Dr. Crystal is Board of Governors Professor in the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research and the School of Social Work. At the Institute, he directs the Center for Health Services Research on Pharmacotherapy, Chronic Disease Management, and Outcomes, whose programs include the AHRQ-funded Center for Education and Research on Mental Health Therapeutics. To read more about Dr. Crystal.

Panos Georgopoulos, Ph.D.

Panos Georgopoulos, Ph.D.

Co-Lead

Dr. Georgopoulos is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at Rutgers University – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is also a member of the Graduate Faculties of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, and a member of the Rutgers Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI). To read more about Dr. Georgopoulos.

Rusty Reeves, M.D.

Rusty Reeves, M.D.

Dr. Reeves is the Director of Psychiatry at Rutgers – University Correctional Health Care, an organization within Rutgers University that provides the medical and mental health care to New Jersey’s state prisoners. Dr. Reeves created and directs the forensic psychiatry fellowship within the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers University – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Reeves is a Professor within the Department of Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, specializing in correctional psychiatry. 

Olga Jarrín Montaner, Ph.D., R.N.

Olga Jarrín Montaner, Ph.D., R.N.

Co-Lead

Dr. Jarrín joined the Rutgers School of Nursing faculty in 2016 after completing postdoctoral fellowships in Gerontology and Health Services Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She directs the Community Health and Aging Outcomes Laboratory and leads a five-year, $1 million study — funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) – on the effectiveness of home health care for older adults and people living with chronic illness. To read more about Dr. Jarrin.

Johannes Haushofer, Ph.D.

Johannes Haushofer, Ph.D.

Dr. Haushofer is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Founder and Scientific Director of the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, a research non-profit in Nairobi, Kenya. His research interests lie at the intersection of psychology, behavioral economics, and development economics. To read more about Dr. Haushofer.

Request a Consultation

Investigators, research team members, trainees and community members can request a consultation from the Integrating Special Populations team by contacting Lauren Wolf.