Anita Kinney

Anita Yeomans Kinney has dedicated her career to cancer care delivery, research and addressing health disparities, and as an advocate for cancer prevention, early detection, and survivorship.  She is internationally regarded for her community engagement methods, cancer research and is currently a Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health, inaugural director of the Center of Excellence for Cancer Health Equity and Associate Director for Population Science and Community Outreach at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. She also directs a statewide cancer prevention and screening program called ScreenN.  Anita has authored over 170 publications and received numerous research grants, including from the National Institutes of Health in her field. She travels the world speaking and training in her areas of expertise.

Anita spent many years in Texas, New Mexico, and Utah, before relocating back to New Jersey. She currently resides in Yardley, Pennsylvania.  Anita has two adult children, keeps herself very active in sports and loves to cook and travel. She and fellow classmate Amy Plishtin recently visited Slovakia, Austria and Hungary in 2022 which included a visit with another classmate, Atilla Csorgo, who lives in Budapest, Hungary.