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Jennifer L. Weinberg, MD, MPH

  • Adjunct Professor

Department: Health and Physical Education, Nursing

Office: Robert E. McAllan Hall

Phone: 732-263-5824


Dr. Jennifer Weinberg is a Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine Physician focusing on the intersection of preventive medicine and public health, bioethics, mind-body medicine/positive psychology and environmental health. She earned her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Master of Bioethics (M.B.E) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, along with certificates in Global Health and Women’s Health Research. After a Preliminary Internal Medicine Internship, she completed a residency in Preventive Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she also earned her Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) and a certificate in Occupational and Environmental Health. In addition to her medical training, she augments her understanding and approach to health, education and wellness with professional certifications as an Interdisciplinary Yoga Instructor and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

Weinberg - Botswana

Dr. Weinberg is enthusiastic about sharing her passions for an interdisciplinary approach to addressing public health, lifestyle medicine and environmental health issues through teaching, writing and outreach. She has worked abroad in places like Botswana and Thailand, contributing to furthering telemedicine as a tool for both patient care and provider education.

Dr. Weinberg also strives to educate about global health, bioethics and public health issues through her editorial, writing and health communication work. She is a regular contributor to the Chopra Center’s blog, Mind Body Green and other popular media sites and has facilitated an exploration of bioethical issues involved in global health outreach, public health and lifestyle-related illnesses as a theme editor for the American Medical Association’s Journal of Ethics.

Weinburg - Children in Cuba

As the Founder of The Simple Pure Whole Wellness Method, she delivers online courses and group coaching programs related to wellness, preventive medicine, lifestyle and environmental health and blogs regularly on these topics. Dr. Weinberg is also the author of the mindfulness and stress management guide, The Whole Cure: 52 Essential Prescriptions to Overcome Overwhelm, Reclaim Balance and Reconnect with a Life You Love, which has been utilized to encourage self-care and healthy coping skills for health professional students, care givers and others.


M.D., University of Pennsylvania

M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

M.B.E., University of Pennsylvania


Scholarly Articles

  • Weinberg JL. Medicine’s Response to Lifestyle-Related Preventable Illness. Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:283-285.
  • Weinberg JL, Guarino JM, Savoy ML, Horton T, Reed J 3rd. Identifying differences in communication technology preferences across the lifespan. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Nov;60(11):2176-7. Available at:
  • Azfar RS, Weinberg JL, Cavric G, Lee-Keltner IA, Bilker W, Gelfand JM, Kovarik CK: HIV positive patients in Botswana state that mobile teledermatology is an acceptable method for receiving dermatology care. J Telemed Telecare. September 2011 17:338-340. Available at:
  • Tran K, Ayad M, Weinberg J, Cherng A, Chowdhury M, Monir S, El Hariri M, Kovarik C. Mobile teledermatology in the developing world: Implications of a feasibility study on 30 Egyptian patients with common skin diseases. J Am Acad of Dermatol. Nov 22, 2010. Available at:
  • Weinberg JL, Kovarik C. The WHO clinical staging system for HIV/AIDS. Virtual Mentor, 2010 Mar 1;12(3):202-6. Available at:
  • Weinberg, JL. (Ed.). Two sides of a coin: Global health ethics at home and abroad. Virtual Mentor. 2010 Mar 1;12(3):146-8. Available at:
  • Weinberg, JL; Rosenbach, M; Kim, EJ; Kovarik, CL. Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus-like Graft Versus Host Disease in Patients Status Post Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Dermatology Online Journal 2009:15(9).
  • Weinberg J, Kaddu S, Gabler G, Kovarik C. The African Teledermatology Project: Providing access to dermatologic care and education in sub-Saharan Africa. The Pan African Medical Journal 2009;3:16. Available at:

Popular Articles

  • Weinberg, JL. (September 6, 2016). 3 Keys to Finding Yourself in Your Busy Life.
  • Weinberg, JL. (May 23, 2016). Do We Need to Suffer? Mindful Shifts to Cope with Chronic Pain.
  • Weinberg, JL. (April 1, 2016). The Mindfulness Diet: The Link between Mindfulness, Blood Sugar, and Weight.
  • Weinberg, JL. (February 11, 2016). A Simple Mindfulness Exercise To Promote Kindness & Self-Compassion. Mind Body Green.


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