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Peter N. Tabbot

Peter Tabbot is Health Officer for the Rockaway Township Division of Health, which serves five municipalities in northern New Jersey, and also is adjunct instructor at Rutgers University, where for 22 years he has taught several courses in public health, environmental health and administration. Mr. Tabbot obtained his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and his Master of Public Health degree from the Rutgers School of Public Health, and has 30 years’ experience in governmental public health. Mr. Tabbot is Past President of the NJ Association of County and City Health Officials and Past President of the NJ Environmental Health Association, and spent several years as Project Director of the NJ Collaborative for Excellence in Public Health and the Public Health Multi-State Learning Collaborative – national and statewide efforts that introduced continuous quality improvement and accreditation to New Jersey’s local health departments.


Mr. Tabbot serves on several statewide advisory and ad hoc committees, including the NJ Public Health Licensing and Exam Board, and for several years was an active member of the National Network of Public Health Institutes’ Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement. Nine years ago, Mr. Tabbot became Faculty Coordinator of the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education’s Environment and Public Health course, the only state-sanctioned mandatory training for New Jersey’s licensed Registered Environmental Health Specialists. Mr. Tabbot recently spent three years serving as Chair of the Morris Regional Public Health Partnership, and three years as Executive Committee member and County Chair for the North Jersey Health Collaborative, a public health collective composed of community health organizations in five counties throughout northern New Jersey.