Bonita Stanton, M.D.
Dean, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Updated: September 2, 2020
Bonita Stanton,M.D., the founding dean of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, has been named to ROI-NJ’s Influencers: Higher Education list.
Dr. Stanton, is the first leader of the school starting in 2016 and is cited for helming the private and independent medical school.
Dr. Bonita Stanton received her doctorate from the Yale University School of Medicine, and is a pediatrician and infectious disease expert by training. She earned a reputation as a health investigator living and working in the poorest parts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, studying diarrheal diseases. Later, she earned accolades for research in global HIV prevention. Before coming to the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, she served as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and ultimately as vice dean for Research at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
She is also a researcher, having been continuously funded as a principal investigator on one or more grants from the National Institutes of Health since 1990. She has also authored more than 325 peer-reviewed papers, and has served as the editor of several textbooks, including the Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics.
The ROI-NJ Influencers list annually honors the influential personages across New Jersey, in various industries. To view a complete list of the ROI-NJ Influencers: Higher Education list, please visit the website.