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In Memoriam

Andrew Ira Brooks (Andy)

February 10, 1969- January 23, 2021

Watch Governor Murphy’s tribute to Andy
January 25, 2021

EOHSI Member Dr. Andrew I. Brooks passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 23, 2021. A resident member of the research faculty in Rutgers’ Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI), a member of its NIEHS Center of Excellence, and a member of the graduate faculty in Rutgers Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology, research professor in Rutgers-New Brunswick’s School of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Genetics, and an academic member of the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, Andy distinguished himself during his tenure of service to the field of biomedicine, and to business activities designed to improve human health. In 2020, he led the development of the Rutgers COVID-19 diagnostic assay, which received FDA emergency use authorization in March as the first approved saliva diagnostic. We are honored to have shared his accomplishments with RUCDR here at EOHSI. Andy was a remarkable person, brilliant scientist, great colleague and friend who will be missed every day.

We at EOHSI would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to his wife, daughters, mother, sister and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial donations be made to the Rutgers University Foundation in support of the Dr. Andrew Brooks Memorial Scholarship. Please send your donation to PO Box 193, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0193. Gifts can also be made online at http://give.rutgers.edu/BrooksScholarship.


Andy’s Obituary – Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels

Funeral arrangements will be held on Thursday, January 28 – 1:00 PM. Due to the current COVID-19 health protocols, you are invited to attend the ceremony virtually at:


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Memories - Andrew I. Brooks

Erik Bopp

As great a scientist that Andy was, I will always remember him most for his sense of humor and uncanny ability to tell a great story about some of his […]

Brian Buckley

Andy and golf, Andy riding on a camel, Andy swimming with the dolphins, all in all not very much Andy did not do in his lifetime. He is someone who […]