This collection of videos and podcasts emphasizes how, regardless of the role we play, we each can help improve the health of the most vulnerable populations. I invite you to review the collection. I hope it will inspire you to participate in creating a world in which every community is healthy and thriving.

Balance of Power: Responding to Omicron Variant (Radio)

Bloomberg, Dec 14, 2021

In this episode of the Bloomberg Balance of Power podcast, Rutgers Global Health Institute director Richard Marlink speaks with host David Westin about the current state of the pandemic. Among the topics Marlink discusses are vaccination uptake, protecting older people, mask mandates, frustrations with government officials, travel bans, and holiday gatherings.


CDC’s plan to track omicron variant ‘too little, too late’?

NJ Spotlight News, Dec 3, 2021

A CDC surveillance system designed to track the explosively contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus may be too little, too late, public health experts warn. Richard Marlink, director of Rutgers Global Health Institute, adds that with omicron already detected around the world, travel bans are both ineffective and discriminatory.


Omicron variant now in the US. Here’s how airports are stepping up safety precautions

News 12, Dec 2, 2021

Cases of the omicron variant are in the U.S., and the entire country is on high alert – including in New Jersey. Rutgers Global Health Institute director Richard Marlink says that smart testing policy and “doubling down on vaccination” are effective ways to reduce the spread, unlike travel bans, which are pointless now that omicron has spread internationally.


Better Together: How Rutgers is Helping to Create a More Equitable Recovery from COVID-19

Rutgers University Alumni Association, Jun 8, 2021

This virtual event brought together university and community partners for a discussion about pandemic-related challenges minority communities are facing across the state, problems unique to underserved neighborhoods in Rutgers’ backyard, and what is needed to address these disparities—during the pandemic and beyond. Rutgers Global Health Institute co-presented this event with Rutgers University Alumni Association as part of its Better Together series.


On the Pandemic podcast: Lessons Learned from Around the Globe

RutgersCast, May 6, 2021

Rutgers Global Health Institute director Richard Marlink and core faculty member Nir Eyal were the featured guests in season 1, episode 9 of Rutgers University’s On the Pandemic podcast. In the episode, Marlink and Eyal share insights on various countries’ approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as pandemic-related inequities both among and within countries.


Radio Interview: Marlink Discusses WHO, Vaccines, and COVAX

WRSU, Feb 10, 2021

In this interview with Rutgers’ student-run radio station, Richard Marlink offers perspective on the importance of a global response to COVID-19, vaccine infrastructure in Africa, and vaccine production and safety. He also explains the role of member countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) and responds to questions about how America’s participation in WHO can benefit the global community.


Will you need an annual vaccination for COVID-19?

NJ Spotlight News, January 5, 2021

The Murphy administration has said the COVID-19 vaccination program was complicated by changes in federal shipping schedules and a limited pool of clinicians available to administer the vaccine. The timeline for reaching the 70% rate of immunized residents could now push into the fall, and experts say their work will be far from over. Richard Marlink joins Anchor Briana Vannozzi to discuss the likelihood that the vaccine will need to be administered annually, as well as factors impacting vaccine rollout.


The Graying of the Epidemic: AIDS 2020 Ciheb Session

Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity, University of Maryland, July 8, 2020

This session, titled “The ‘graying’ of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa: How can we integrate non-communicable disease management, and are we ready?​” was part of the AIDS 2020 virtual conference. Three panelists presented during the session: Dr. Wame Jallow, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition from Botswana; Dr. Jebet Boit, Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital from Kenya​; and Dr. Richard Marlink, Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health from the United States.


Rutgers Strategic Plan Attracts World-Class Faculty

Rutgers Today, May 1, 2020

Every day, Rutgers faculty are in the news at the forefront of research and social issues relating to the COVID-19 public health crisis. But how and why did some of these top faculty members arrive at Rutgers? Richard Marlink is among the faculty featured in this video.


Why You Should Care About Cancer in the Developing World

Rutgers Today, February 4, 2020

On World Cancer Day, Richard Marlink accepts Rutgers Today’s 60-second challenge and convinces viewers that they should care about cancer care in the developing world—where cancer mortality rates are staggering.


Skeptic Check: Heal Thyself

Skeptic Check: Heal Thyself

Big Picture Science, December 31, 2019

In part 3 of the Skeptic Check: Heal Thyself podcast, Richard Marlink discusses how denial of the link between HIV and AIDS kept hundreds of thousands of South Africans from being properly treated. Big Picture Science is produced at the SETI Institute to engage the public with modern science research through smart and humorous storytelling.


Science Denial: Lessons and Solutions

Rutgers Global Health Institute, November 2, 2018

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Rutgers Global Health Institute and New York Academy of Sciences co-presented Science Denial: Lessons and Solutions, a one-day symposium. Moderated by Richard Marlink, MD (Rutgers Global Health Institute), this panel features Allan M. Brandt, PhD (Harvard University), Hoosen Coovadia, MD (University of KwaZulu-Natal & University of the Witwatersrand), Amanda Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH (University of Colorado, Denver), and Cathy Techtmann, MS (University of Wisconsin-Extension).


Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health

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New York Academy of Sciences, June 28, 2018

Science Friday’s, Ira Flatow hosted a panel of experts for a sold-out discussion on the social, cultural, behavioral, and economic roots of science denialism. The evening began with welcome remarks from Richard Marlink, director of Rutgers Global Health Institute, and Kari Fischer, program manager of life sciences at New York Academy of Sciences, discussing how climate change, vaccines, and other topics remain the subject of public debate as a result of science denial.


Clinical Care and the Global Impact of AIDS

Rutgers Around the World, November 26, 2018

An episode of Rutgers Around the World, a podcast produced by Rutgers Global. Richard Marlink considers the field of global health by reflecting on his own career path and his work in HIV/AIDS in the United States and abroad.


Rutgers Experts Discuss Vaccines on News 12


News 12 New Jersey, July 20, 2018

News 12 New Jersey speaks with Rutgers experts—Richard Marlink, MD, director of Rutgers Global Health Institute, and Tanaya Bhowmick, MD, assistant professor of medicine, infectious diseases, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School—about the safety, efficacy, and functionality of vaccines.


The Carrier, a documentary

EGPAF Blog, April 24, 2012

A remarkable documentary by first-time filmmaker Margaret Betts chronicles the impact of HIV on families in sub-Saharan Africa. Richard Marlink with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Harvard Undergraduate Global Health Forum supported the film by co-sponsoring a screening in Boston. The film can be seen on YouTube, Vudu, and Tubi.


AIDS@30 Symposium

President Clinton speaks AIDS@30 symposium

Harvard School of Public Health, December 2011

In 2011, Harvard University conducted an international symposium to commemorate the 30th anniversary of AIDS to reflect on lessons learned and how to apply those lessons toward ending the epidemic. President Bill Clinton delivered a special message at the symposium. Explore the conversation and learn about the outcomes from AIDS@30 on Vimeo.