- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Rutgers University Newark
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Senior Program Coordinator
Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Department of Family and Community Health Sciences
Sharese Porter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and Sociology from Rutgers University and Master of Public Health, with a concentration in Community Health Education, from Temple University. She has maintained the credential of Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) for over 12 years. During her career, she has worked in various health and health care sectors including corporate health care organizations, higher education as an adjunct faculty member, state, and local public health departments. Much of her community based experience was gained during her tenure as a health educator with the Department of Health and Human Services in the City of Newark, NJ, where she was born and raised. Her current position as a Senior Program Coordinator in the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences of Rutgers Cooperative Extension has allowed her to teach families, support schools, and build community capacity to improve health and nutrition. Sharese’s research interests include health disparities, health promoting behaviors and the effect of racial residential segregation and other social determinants on the health of African American and Black immigrant populations.
Porter, S. N. and Pacquiao, D. F.(August, 2011). The social and cultural construction of depression among African American women. UPNAA International Nursing Journal, 7(1).
Sherese was the recipient of the NJ Society for Public Health Education (NJSOPHE) Academic Scholarship Award (December, 2011). She was a research assistant with the Race, Neighborhood, and African American Health (RNA) research study under Dr. Naa Oyo Kwate, Lab Director and Associate Professor, Human Ecology and Africana Studies, Rutgers University.