Faculty and Staff

Aleksandar Kecojevic

Professor • Department of Public Health

Dr. Kecojevic earned a DrPH from Drexel University School of Public Health with the focus on Community Health and Prevention. He also received an MPH, with a certificate in Health Communication, from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and BSc in Biology from the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Kecojevic uses trans-disciplinary, community-based approaches, and combine quantitative and qualitative research methods to study substance use, high-risk youth, LGBT health and HIV/AIDS.




Substance use and prevention, Tobacco Control, LGBT health, HIV, Mixed Research Methods

Representative Publications

The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on mental health of undergraduate students in New Jersey, cross-sectional study; PLoS ONE; 2020

COVID-19 Vaccination and Intention to Vaccinate Among a Sample of College Students in New Jersey; Journal of Community Health; 2021

A Thematic Analysis of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) YouTube Videos.; , Journal of Homosexuality; Volume 15, 2020

Perceived Social Support, Problematic Drug Use Behaviors, and Depression Among Prescription Drugs-Misusing Young Men Who Have Sex With Men; , Journal Of Drug Issues; 2019

Concurrent polysubstance use in a longitudinal study of US youth: associations with sexual orientation.; , Addiction (Abingdon, England); Volume 112, 2017

Representative Presentations

Readability analysis of online health information on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Philadelphia, PA 2019

Support for 100% Tobacco-Free Policy on a College Campus in New Jersey: Differences between students and faculty/staff.
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Philadelphia, PA 2019

Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in New Jersey: The Public Health Perspective
Explorations 2019 WPUNJ
Wayne, NJ 2019

A thematic analysis of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) YouTube Videos
SSSS Annual meeting The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Montreal, 2018

An environmental assessment of tobacco use on WPU campus
23rd Annual Public Health Symposium
Piscataway, 2018

Awards and Honors

Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) Fellow
Center for Health Equity Research (CHER)

National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar
National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)


Debate over Marijuana

YouTube PrEP Videos Are Beneficial for At-Risk Populations

Fellowships, Grants and Research

Tobacco Policy for the 21st century: A 100% Tobacco-Free WPUNJ
Sponsored Research

Tobacco-Free WPUNJ

Notable Courses Taught

Research Methods in Health I and II
Drugs and Health
Introduction to Public Health
LGBTQ Health
Internship in Public Health

372 University Hall

By appointment