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Rita Musanti
Rita Musanti, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNP
Assistant Professor
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Endowed Professorship of Oncology Nursing

Dr. Musanti is a highly respected expert in oncology nursing and interventional, pre-clinical, and clinical trials research aimed at improving health and quality of life for cancer survivors. She joined our faculty in 2007. Her research, which focuses on physiological and psychological aspects of exercise in cancer survivorship, is informed by her clinical exercise physiologist certification from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and cancer exercise trainer certification from the ACSM/American Cancer Society.

A nationally certified adult nurse practitioner (APN) and advanced oncology nurse practitioner, Dr. Musanti was a pioneer in developing the oncology research nurse and APN roles at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). Today, she is a member of CINJ’s Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program. She earned her PhD in Nursing from Rutgers University, MSN from Seton Hall University, BA in Biology from Glassboro State College, and nursing diploma from Saint Joseph’s School of Nursing.

Endowed by the Hunterdon Health Fund, this professorship addresses health care needs of cancer survivors, especially among underserved populations.

Dr. Musanti may be contacted at


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