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Our Leadership

Jonathan S. Holloway - President, Rutgers University

Jonathan Holloway

Jonathan S. Holloway, a U.S. historian, took office as the 21st president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, on July 1, 2020. He also serves as a University Professor and Distinguished Professor.

Prior to accepting the presidency of Rutgers, Dr. Holloway was provost of Northwestern University from 2017 to 2020 and a member of the faculty of Yale University from 1999 to 2017.  At Yale, he served as Dean of Yale College and the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies.

As Northwestern University’s chief academic officer, Dr. Holloway supervised the university’s educational policies and academic priorities, oversaw preparation of the university’s annual budget, acted on faculty appointments and promotions, and directed the allocation of resources and space to academic units.

President Holloway’s scholarly work specializes in post-emancipation U.S. history with a focus on social and intellectual history.

He is the author of The Cause of Freedom: A Concise History of African Americans (Oxford University Press, February 2021), Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 (2002), and Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940 (2013), both published by the University of North Carolina Press. He edited Ralph Bunche’s A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro Leadership (New York University Press, 2005) and coedited Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the Twentieth Century (Notre Dame University Press, 2007). He wrote the introduction for the 2015 edition of W.E.B. Du Bois’s Souls of Black Folk (Yale University Press), and is working on a new book, A History of Absence: Race and the Making of the Modern World.

Dr. Holloway, who began his academic career at the University of California, San Diego, received a bachelor’s degree with honors in American studies from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University.

He serves on boards of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Academic Leadership Institute. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the Organization of American Historians and the boards of the Chicago Botanic Garden, Illinois Humanities, the National Humanities Alliance, and the Society for United States Intellectual History. In April 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy appointed him to the Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission, and in May 2020, New Jersey Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin appointed him to his Economic Advisory Council.

Dr. Holloway is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of American Historians.

He is married to Aisling Colón. They have a daughter, Emerson, and son, Ellison.

Barry H. Ostrowsky - President and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health

Barry H. Ostrowsky

Barry H. Ostrowsky is the President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health.  The System and Rutgers University are forming New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive academic health system.  The public-private partnership aligns RWJBH, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Health and Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.  The partnership is dedicated to providing high quality patient care, leading edge research, and world-class health and medical education to transform and advance health care in New Jersey.

RWJBarnabas Health has a service area that covers nine counties with five million residents.  The system includes 11 acute care hospitals (five are teaching hospitals), three children’s hospitals, a pediatric rehabilitation hospital and its multiple outpatient facilities, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, a free-standing behavioral health center, New Jersey’s largest statewide behavioral health network, a satellite emergency department,  trauma centers, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, pharmacy services, multi-site imaging centers, two accountable care organizations, as well as medical groups with primary and specialty care physician practices. The system is comprised of 33,000 employees, (largest private employer in New Jersey); nearly 9,000 physicians (representing more than 40 percent of the state’s actively practicing physicians); and 1,000 residents and interns.

Mr. Ostrowsky is spearheading a system-wide endeavor to promote healthier living for employees and the members of our communities and develop an effective strategy to address the true social needs of our diverse communities.
Mr. Ostrowsky joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 1991 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and served in the same role when Barnabas Health was created in 1996. At Barnabas Health, he became President and Chief Operating Officer in 2010 and President and Chief Executive Officer in 2012.  In April 2016, with the merger of Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System, he assumed his present position. Mr. Ostrowsky was previously a Senior Partner at Brach, Eichler.

Among active memberships, Mr. Ostrowsky serves on the Boards of PSEG; the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce; Public Media NJ, Inc., operator of NJTV; and New Jersey Performing Arts Center.  He is a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Health Care Systems Governing Council.

Mr. Ostrowsky was named to the 2018 ROI-NJ Influencers Power list and the 2018 NJBIZ Power 100 list.  In 2016, NJBIZ named him the Executive of the Year in Business in New Jersey, and in 2017 he was named once again to the NJBIZ Health Care Power 50 list of the most powerful people in New Jersey health care, and to the Power 100 list, which includes the state’s most influential people in business.  Previously, he had been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of its “300 Hospital & Health System Leaders to Know”.  Mr. Ostrowsky received a BA from Rutgers University and a JD from the University of Tennessee School of Law.

Brian L. Strom, M.D., M.P.H. - Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Brian L. Strom

Brian L. Strom, M.D., M.P.H. is the Inaugural Chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) and the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Rutgers University. RBHS is comprised of eight schools and seven centers/institutes, and includes academic, patient care, and research facilities. Dr. Strom was formerly the Executive Vice Dean of Institutional Affairs, Founding Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Founding Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Founding Director of the Graduate Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, all at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn).

From 1975–1978 he was an intern and resident in Internal Medicine and from 1978–1980 he was an NIH fellow in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco. He simultaneously earned an M.P.H. Degree in Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine since 1980. The Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) that he created at Penn includes over 550 faculty, research and support staff, and trainees. At the time Dr. Strom stepped down, CCEB research received nearly $49 million/year in extramural support. Its total budget was approximately $67 million.

Although Dr. Strom's interests span many areas of clinical epidemiology, his major research interest is in the field of pharmacoepidemiology, i.e., the application of epidemiologic methods to the study of drug use and effects. He is recognized as a founder of this field and for his pioneer work in using large automated databases for research. He is editor of the field's major text (now in its fifth edition) and Editor-in-Chief for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, the official journal of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology. In addition to writing more than 580 papers, and 14 books, he has been principal investigator for more than 275 grants, including over $115 million in direct costs alone.

Dr. Strom was a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, the Board of Directors of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and the Board of Directors for the American College of Epidemiology, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Patient-Oriented Research.

Dr. Strom is a member of the American Epidemiology Society, and is one of a handful of clinical epidemiologists ever elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and American Association of Physicians. He has also been an elected member of the IOM of the National Academy of Sciences since 2001.

Dr. Strom earned a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University in 1971, and then an M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1975.

Andy Anderson, M.D. - CEO, Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University

Andy Anderson

Dr. Andy Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care system in New Jersey, and Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. 

Dr. Anderson oversees the clinical activities of one of the largest provider consortia in the nation. The Combined Medical Group results from a partnership between RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University to jointly operate a world-class academic health system dedicated to life-changing research, clinical training of tomorrow’s health care workforce, and high quality patient care.  

The Group was formed from the practitioners of RWJBarnabas Health and the Rutgers Health Group, a faculty practice of Rutgers-employed physicians, dentists, psychologists, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals. Dr. Anderson is charged with driving innovation and creating a seamless transformation as the teams combine.

Dr. Anderson comes from Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, where he was named Chief Medical Officer in 2015 and was responsible for the strategic direction and operational deployment of critical physician and clinical support functions. Dr. Anderson also served as executive leader of the Aurora Research Institute and ACL Laboratories, championed the wellness programs, led clinical informatics, and oversaw medical education for the system. 

Prior to joining Aurora Health Care, Dr. Anderson served in multiple leadership roles during more than 15 years at national health care systems, including Chicago-based NorthShore University HealthSystem, the University of Chicago Hospitals, and the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Health. Dr. Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree and medical degree from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in business administration from Marquette University.