Yuri Tertilus Jadotte, MD, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Division of Nursing Science, and Assistant Director of Education, Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST)

Division of Nursing Science


SSB 1112

(973) 353-3861

Specialty: Preventive medicine, lifestyle medicine

With extensive expertise in evidence-based medicine, Dr. Yuri Jadotte serves as Assistant Director of Education of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST) at Rutgers School of Nursing. NEST was established in 2004 as a collaborating center of JBI and is internationally recognized as a center of excellence in evidence-based research, systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-synthesis.

Dr. Jadotte earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology with a minor in chemistry in 2006 from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ, where he received the highest honors for outstanding academic, research, and leadership accomplishments in his major, his department, and the university as a whole. He earned his doctorate in medicine in 2010 with honors at the Rutgers (formerly UMDNJ) New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ, where he also completed his internship in internal medicine in 2011. In 2018, he completed residency training in preventive medicine and earned his Master of Public Health degree with a concentration on health policy and management at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine in Stony Brook, NY.

Motivated by a drive to help the less fortunate, and having experienced the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake on families and communities in Haiti, Dr. Jadotte pursued and completed the PhD in Urban Systems, a joint program at Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. His PhD on the relationship of the social and physical environment with health and wellness complements his interest in preventive medicine. His research interests in that field include: improving preventive health and services for urban socioeconomically disadvantaged populations; studying the relationship between urbanization, urbanism, and chronic diseases; and quantifying the effects of urban life on health care and population health outcomes.

Dr. Jadotte also devotes a significant amount of his scholarly time to research interprofessional collaborative practice, evidence-based medicine, systematic review and meta-analysis methodology, comparative effectiveness and outcomes research, the impact of social determinants on health outcomes, and the social construction of health.

As a member of the Cochrane Collaboration, he served as the lead author of international teams of physician-scientists for two Cochrane systematic review research projects titled “Interventions for Cutaneous Sarcoidosis” and “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Atopic Eczema.” The latter was partially funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). He is also the lead research methodologist and second author on another Cochrane international team of nine physician-scientists for the research project “Hygiene and Emollient Interventions to Maintain Skin Integrity in Older People in Hospital and Residential Care Settings.” He is an academic editor for the journal PLOS ONE, a member of the New York Academy of Medicine and National Academies of Practice, and a voting member of the board of governors of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

He is the principal investigator on an AHRQ R03 grant-funded research project titled “Clinical Predictive Value of Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis for Future Research on Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Demonstration Project Using the Case of Preventive Statin Therapy,” where he and his team developed a new approach for analyzing data on populations with multiple comorbidities using systematic review and meta-analysis methodology. In addition, Dr. Jadotte is the principal investigator for the Rutgers School of Nursing endowment-funded project titled “Comparing the Synthesis of Primary Economic Evaluations and Economic Modeling to Improve Equity in Healthcare Policy and Health Decision-Making: A Feasibility Pilot Study Using the Case of Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer.” In this project, he evaluates how well two different research methods can be used to answer the singularly important question of what the true cost-effectiveness of health care interventions is.

In addition to his teaching and research role as an associate professor in the Division of Nursing Science at Rutgers School of Nursing, Dr. Jadotte holds the position of Assistant Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at Stony Brook University and is an attending physician at Stony Brook University Hospital, as part of an interprofessional team of clinicians providing preventive care to over 6,000 employees annually. His long-term professional goal is to advance population health through academic teaching, research, and clinical practice.

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Research/Scholarly Interests

Preventive medicine, systematic review and meta-analysis, cancer prevention and control, urban health

Clinical Specialties

Preventive medicine, lifestyle medicine