Cynthia Golembeski teaches with the New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium (NJ-STEP) at Rutgers-Newark. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar and Vice President of the New Jersey Public Health Association. She is a former USAID Research and Innovation fellow and a Fulbright grantee to South Africa. She actively collaborates on health equity and criminal justice reform initiatives to achieve advocacy, policy, research, and service objectives for governmental agencies, academic institutions, and NGOs. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Correctional Health Care and World Medical and Health Policy. Research interests include criminal justice and health policy and management; equity; ethics; nonprofit management and philanthropy; state and local politics; and citizen-state relations.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar; Fulbright United States Student Program Fellow; American Jewish World Service Public Health Fellow.