Team Science: Overview and Case Studies from the NJ ACTS Team Science Core

Thursday, March 7, 2024
1:00pm – 2:00pm over Zoom
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Workshop Description:
This workshop will provide an overview of key concepts and strategies associated with the practice of team science. The session will also highlight two applied examples of interdisciplinary team science initiatives. Attendees will have an opportunity to reflect on their own team science experience and possible ways of enhancing the effectiveness of current and future teams.

Target Audience: 
Faculty and trainees with current and future interest in team science.


Ralph A. Gigliotti, Ph.D. is Assistant Vice President for Organizational Leadership in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Rutgers University. In this role, he directs the Rutgers Office of Organizational Leadership and provides executive leadership for a portfolio of signature leadership programs, consultation services, and research initiatives. He holds part-time faculty appointments in the Department of Communication (School of Communication and Information), Ph.D. Program in Higher Education (Graduate School of Education), Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School), and Rutgers Business School. His research and consulting interests explore topics related to leadership, crisis, strategy, team dynamics, organizational communication, and training and development within the context of higher education. He also serves as a co-lead for the NJ ACTS Team Science Core.

Nancy E. Reichman, Ph.D. is a Professor of Pediatrics at Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has maintained a Visiting Professorship in the Department of Economics at Princeton University for many years. She is an economist with a broad portfolio of research focusing on linkages between socioeconomic status and health (in both directions), income and racial-ethnic disparities in health across the life course, health disparities, and other topics related to maternal and child health and child development. She was the founding Project Director of the Future of Families and Child Wellbeing Study and is currently a PI (with Julien Teitler and Dan Notterman) on the “Future of Families: The Third Generation (FFG3)” study that is collecting data on the young children of the original Future of Families birth cohort who were born in 1998-2000.

Daniel B. Horton, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health, core faculty member of the Rutgers Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, and a Chancellor’s Scholar. Dr. Horton is a clinical epidemiologist and pharmacoepidemiologist whose research focuses on the utilization, effectiveness, and safety of drugs in large pediatric populations, the origins of childhood diseases, and the determinants of SARS-CoV-2 infection, complications, and immunity. Dr. Horton is a member of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Kids Study, a statewide initiative that aims to better understand the factors influencing childhood health, growth, development, and disease.