Community Health and Prevention

Major: Community Health and Prevention
Degree Awarded: Master of Public Health (MPH)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 64.0 (MPH)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.2201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9111; 21-1091; 21-1094

 

About the Program (MPH)

Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health program is intended for individuals interested in careers as community educators; population health planners; policy analysts, evaluators, researchers; and managers of health service delivery organizations and systems, managed-care programs, and other population-based organizations.

The 64.0 quarter-credit program is interdisciplinary and requires students to complete a comprehensive, community-based master's project. The program prepares students to enter an array of fields related to public health or a range of doctoral programs. Drexel University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program provides practical skills and experience, with a unique focus on relevant community issues, challenges, and priorities.

Program Highlights

The first year of the program covers the five core disciplines offered within the context of culture and community. These include environmental and occupational health; health care systems organization, management, and policy; social and behavioral sciences for population health; epidemiology; biostatistics. Throughout the program, group case discussion sessions, case-related activities and didactic sessions are integrated into the experience.

These include:

  • Skill development labs and workshops (year two)
  • Population Health Spotlight (for all faculty, students, and community partners) provide access to scholars and their cutting-edge research and initiatives in public health

Curriculum

The MPH full-time educational program is structured on a quarter-term basis, with a total of 64.0 credit hours required. This is generally taken as a two-year program; all coursework must be completed within five years of the date of matriculation for the full-time program.

The second-year curriculum is composed of four required courses, electives, and the Community-Based Master’s Project (CBMP), the culminating experience required of full-time Dornsife MPH students. 

In preparation for developing their final paper, students are required to identify an issue  or problem of significance to the target community or agency, synthesize the literature, develop an approach or methodology to address the issue and either implement and test the validity of a proposed approach or set out a detailed prescription for addressing the problem. Students may also work with faculty in specific research areas.

Additional Information

For additional information about this program, contact:
Patience Ajoff-Foster, MS
Program Manager
pna24@drexel.edu
267-359-6036

Major: Community Health and Prevention
Degree Awarded: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 60.0 
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.2201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9111; 21-1091; 21-1094

About the Program (DrPH)

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

The Dornsife School of Public Health offers a doctoral program in Community Health and Prevention, leading to the doctor of public health (DrPH) degree. The mission of the Dornsife School of Public Health is to provide education, conduct research, and partner with communities and organizations to improve the health of populations. We view health as a human right and have a special commitment to improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities, and promoting health in all policies. The doctoral program is committed to effecting meaningful change in the community and within public health systems. The CHP-DrPH program fosters research embedded in community settings in Philadelphia, across the US and internationally. CHP faculty focus on social and behavioral sciences as well as ethical perspectives in community and preventive health. 

The goal of the DrPH program in Community Health and Prevention is to produce doctoral-level public health graduates who exhibit a broad-based, systemic understanding of public health and are committed to effecting meaningful change in public and/or community health systems. Integrating applied research, education, service and advocacy, the program emphasizes the application of interdisciplinary, theoretical, and applied research paradigms to the understanding and prevention of public health problems.

The DrPH program in Community Health and Prevention is structured as follows: required courses, which build core competencies in community health and prevention; elective courses, which develop specific areas of expertise; the comprehensive exam, which reassures student understanding and application of core public health competencies; the practicum, which structures the application of concepts and methods to solving public health problems; and the dissertation, which showcases the student’s competency in applied research. This general framework is infused with community public health practice, rigorous qualitative and quantitative applied research methods, and skilled advocacy. 

Developing Core Competencies for Understanding and Solving Public Health Problems

Students in the DrPH program in Community Health and Prevention are expected to attain five core competencies for understanding and solving specific public health problems. The core competencies for the DrPH program integrate public health competencies developed by the Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice* with the unique characteristics of the faculty of the Department of Community Health and Prevention and the practice community.

The five core competencies are as follows:

  • Understand the mission, goals, and strategies of community health and prevention
  • Understand and assess community health status and needs
  • Understand and assess individual and environmental determinants of health
  • Design, implement, and evaluate public health programs and policies
  • Translate findings into policy recommendations and advocate for change

*The Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice represents national public health academic and practice organizations including the American Public Health Association, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The council has developed a list of public health competencies to guide curriculum development in public health education.

For more information, visit the Dornsife School of Public Health website or contact: 

Patience Ajoff-Foster, MS
Program Manager
pna24@drexel.edu
267-359-6036

Admission Requirements (MPH)

The School of Public Health seeks students with intellectual and interpersonal competencies as well as those with potential for leadership. The school has set a high priority on establishing a student body that is representative of the nation's population. We strive to recruit and to admit applicants from underrepresented minority groups who can contribute to the richness of our student population and to that of the nation's public health professionals.

Admissions Process

  • The Admissions Committee carefully reviews applications and gives personal essays and letters of recommendation particular attention.
  • The selection process weighs prior academic and personal accomplishments, emphasizing demonstrated leadership.
  • Diversity of background and outside interests, depth of self-appraisal, commitment to public heath, and working with individuals are highly valued.
  • Prior work experience in a field related to public health is highly recommended.

Applicants should have:

  • Satisfactorily completed an undergraduate bachelor degree program in an accredited US college or university, or its equivalent in another country
  • A course in Statistics is highly recommended
  • Six undergraduate or graduate credits in the social or behavioral sciences and three in the biological sciences are preferred, but not required
  • Satisfactory results from one of the following taken within the past five years (the GRE or GMAT is preferred):
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
    • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
    • Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose first language is not English

Please note: Drexel University's School code for submitting GRE scores is 2194.

The Application Process also requires:

  • Completion of the Schools of Public Health Common Application.
  • A personal essay describing what you perceive to be pressing public health issues, why a career in the field appeals to you, and how it will use your strengths and commitment
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV

Applicants to the joint MD/MPH program must be accepted to both the Drexel College of Medicine and the Dornsife School of Public Health.

Admission Requirements (DrPH)

Admission to the doctor of public health (DrPH) program in Community Health and Prevention is competitive. Students who demonstrate an ability to integrate public health competencies and skills into public health practice are preferred.
Applicants to the DrPH program must meet the following requirements:

  • A master’s of public health degree (MPH) or a master’s degree in a related field
  • Documented evidence of applied research
  • Potential for a high level of performance in the DrPH program and for significant contributions to the field of public health.

To qualify for admission, the applicant must present a portfolio that includes:

  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
  • GRE General Test (verbal, quantitative, analytical writing);
  • Evidence of applied research skills (master’s thesis, master’s research paper, or publication);
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from a public health practitioner; and
  • A written statement of career and educational goals, professional experience, and area of interest for the dissertation.
  • A current CV or resume
  • An in-person or telephone interview is required of all finalists.
     

For more information about the admissions process, please contact: 

Patience Ajoff-Foster, MS
Program Manager
pna24@drexel.edu
267-359-6036

Forms, details about requirements, and information about application deadlines are all available on the DrPH Community Health and Prevention page of the Dornsife School of Public Health website.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses25.0
Introduction to Public Health
Principles of Biostatistics
Principles of Epidemiology
Prevention Principles and Practices
Management, Leadership, Assurance and Health Services
Environmental Health
Public Policy and Advocacy
Required Community-Based Master's Project Courses6.0
An additional 3-credits (9-credits in total) could be earned by means of a more intensive/extensive culminating learning experience, if approved by the faculty advisor and Department Chairperson. The number of credits to be earned will depend on the scope and breadth of effort undertaken by the student to complete this academic requirement. Increasing the number of credits taken to satisfy the master's project requirement will require students to reduce the number of elective credits taken.
Community Based Master's Project I
Community Based Master's Project II
Community Based Master's Project III
Required Courses12.0
Multicultural Competence in Community Health and Prevention
Theory and Practice of Community Health and Prevention
Theory and Practice in Health Communication
Outcomes Assessment of Community Health and Prevention
Electives *21.0
These courses may be within the Dornsife School of Public Health, or from other academic units within the University. Students must meet with their Academic Advisor in selecting their electives. It is the responsibility of the student to determine course restrictions and the registration process for campus electives taken at the Main Campus. The following is a sample of some of the Dornsife School of Public Health electives offered by department:
Biostatistics Electives
Intermediate Biostatistics II
Statistical Inference I
Survival Data Analysis
Design & Analysis of Clinical Trials
Applied Multivariate Analysis
Data Management
Advanced Clinical Trials & Experiment Design
Statistical Inference II
Advanced Statistical Computing
Pathophysiology Basis of Epidemiologic Research
Public Health Obesity Prevention Research
Applied Bayesian Analysis
Nonparametric and Semiparametric Models
Biostatistical Computing with Stata
Community Health and Prevention Electives
Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations
LGBT Health Disparities
Intersectional Perspectives
Drug Use and Public Health
Theory & Practice of Community Health & Prevention I
Theory & Practice of Community Health and Prevention II
Research Methods for Community Health and Prevention
Qualitative Research in Community Health
Community Program Evaluation
Practicum in Community Health and Prevention
Community Based Participatory Research
Faith, Religion, Spirituality, and Health
Public Health Ethics
Advanced Topics in Qualitative Analysis
Environmental and Occupational Health Electives
Overview of Issues in Global Health
Healthy Housing & Built Environment
Exposure Assessment
Environmental Health in Vulnerable Populations
Public Health and Disaster Preparedness
Occupational and Environmental Cancers
Injury Prevention and Control
Safety in Healthcare
Epidemiology Electives
Autism as a Public Health Challenge
Epidemiology of Cancer
Social Epidemiology and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Perinatal Epidemiology
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology & Prevention
Making Sense of Data
Pharmacoepidemiology
Pathophysiology Basis of Epidemiologic Research
Public Health Obesity Prevention Research
Health Management and Policy Electives
Grant Writing for the Arts and Humanities
Public Health Advocacy and Activism
Vaccines and Public Health Policy
Active Issues in Public Health
Public Health Funding & Program Development
Seminar in Fire Arms and Public Health
Coordinating a Population's Care
Perspectives on Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class
Public Health Surveillance: Aligning Data and Policy Use
Health Disparities: Systemic, Structural, Environmental & Economic
Historical and Contemporary Developments in Social Justice
Public Health Leadership
Health and Human Rights
Health Systems Policy Analysis
Health Economics I
Health Economics II
The Politics of Food & Gender
Violence, Trauma and Adversity in Public Health
Total Credits64.0
*

800 level courses may require professor's permission.


Degree Requirements

Completion of the DrPH program requires the following:

  • 60.0 quarter credit hours of coursework beyond the master's degree (33.0 credits of required coursework; 6.0 credits of required electives; 9.0 credits of elective courses; a 3.0 credit practicum; and 9.0 credits for the dissertation). Coursework covers the theory and practice of community health and prevention, health and human rights, community health interventions, qualitative research methods, community epidemiology, statistical methods for prevention research, program evaluation, health policy development and analysis, and leadership and advocacy;
  • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3;
  • completion of the a practicum experience;
  • passage of the doctoral comprehensive/candidacy examination; and
  • completion of a dissertation that is highly relevant to community health practice and involves applied research, policy analysis, or management analysis.

All coursework is designed to develop the five core competencies of community health and prevention.

Electives

The 9 credits of elective coursework enable doctoral students to expand and enhance skills within specific areas of competency. New courses are developed and added regularly, based on interests of faculty and students. 

School Required Courses12.0
Intermediate Biostatistics I
Intermediate Epidemiology
Health and Human Rights
Public Health Ethics
Department Required Courses21.0
Theory & Practice of Community Health & Prevention I
Theory & Practice of Community Health and Prevention II
Research Methods for Community Health and Prevention
Qualitative Research in Community Health
Community Program Evaluation
Community Based Participatory Research
Measuring Health
Practicum3.0
Practicum in Community Health and Prevention
Dissertation Sequence (9 credits minimum)9.0
Dissertation Seminar I
Dissertation Seminar II
Dissertation Guidance
Required Electives (6 credits)6.0
Leadership/Management Elective
Health Communication Elective
Electives (9 credits) *9.0
Multicultural Competence in Community Health and Prevention
Theory and Practice of Community Health and Prevention
Theory and Practice in Health Communication
Outcomes Assessment of Community Health and Prevention
Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations
LGBT Health Disparities
Intersectional Perspectives
Drug Use and Public Health
Faith, Religion, Spirituality, and Health
Advanced Topics in Qualitative Analysis
Total Credits60.0
*

Students are not limited to the electives offered by the DrPH program. Each student is encouraged to choose electives that maximize the fit between the student's educational objectives and opportunities throughout the University.
 

Sample Plan of Study (MPH)

First Year
Fall
PBHL 516Introduction to Public Health3.0
PBHL 520Principles of Biostatistics4.0
PBHL 540Prevention Principles and Practices4.0
 Term Credits11.0
Winter
PBHL 530Principles of Epidemiology4.0
PBHL 640Environmental Health4.0
PBHL 650Public Policy and Advocacy3.0
 Term Credits11.0
Spring
PBHL 600Management, Leadership, Assurance and Health Services3.0
Elective Courses6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Second Year
There is a floating elective that can be taken in any term during the second year of the MPH program in addition to the courses listed below.3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Fall
PBHL 671Theory and Practice of Community Health and Prevention3.0
PBHL 673Outcomes Assessment of Community Health and Prevention3.0
PBHL 680Community Based Master's Project I2.0
Elective Course3.0
 Term Credits11.0
Winter
PBHL 670Multicultural Competence in Community Health and Prevention3.0
PBHL 681Community Based Master's Project II2.0
Elective Courses6.0
 Term Credits11.0
Spring
PBHL 672Theory and Practice in Health Communication3.0
PBHL 682Community Based Master's Project III2.0
Elective Course3.0
 Term Credits8.0
Total Credit: 64.0

Sample Plan of Study (DrPH)

First Year
FallCredits
PBHL 620Intermediate Biostatistics I3.0
PBHL 630Intermediate Epidemiology3.0
PBHL 801Theory Practice of Community Health Prevention I3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Winter
PBHL 803Theory Practice of Community Health and Prevention II3.0
PBHL 804Research Methods for Community Health and Prevention3.0
PBHL 808Community Program Evaluation3.0
PBHL 825Measuring Health3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Spring
PBHL 805Qualitative Research in Community Health3.0
PBHL 814Community Based Participatory Research3.0
PBHL 824Public Health Ethics3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Second Year
Fall
PBHL 810Practicum in Community Health and Prevention3.0
PBHL 901Dissertation Seminar I3.0
Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Winter
PBHL 902Dissertation Seminar II3.0
Electives6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Spring
PBHL 802Health and Human Rights3.0
Electives6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Third Year
Fall
PBHL 998Dissertation Guidance1.0-12.0
 Term Credits1.0-12.0
Winter
PBHL 998Dissertation Guidance1.0-12.0
 Term Credits1.0-12.0
Spring
PBHL 998Dissertation Guidance1.0-12.0
 Term Credits1.0-12.0
Total Credit: 60.0-93.0

Dornsife School of Public Health Faculty

Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Environmental determinants of health and the health effects of air pollution; contribution of resources in residential environments to health behaviors, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease; the use of spatial analysis methods and agent-based mode
Zekarias Berhane, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Modeling time-to-event data with single and multiple outcomes, mixed effect models and regression diagnostics.
Sandra Bloom, MD (Temple University School of Medicine). Associate Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Psychological trauma and organizational stress.
Jennifer Breaux, DrPh, MPH, CHES (Drexel University). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Maternal and child health, community health, human rights.
Darryl Brown, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health care research and planning; patient outcomes and applied health economic methods.
Robert J. Brulle, PhD (George Washington University). Professor. Environmental policy and politics, critical theory, marine risk, social movements, environmental sociology.
James W. Buehler, MD (University of California, San Francisco). Clinical Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Public health preparedness, e-health, health policy, building public health infrastructure and capacity, chronic diseases, behavioral health, data privacy, emergency preparedness and public health practice.
Igor Burstyn, PhD (Utrecht University). Associate Professor. Department of of Environmental and Occupational Health. Occupational and environmental epidemiology, industrial hygiene, endocrine disruptors, environmental exposures, biomarkers, air quality, gene-environmental interaction, maternal and child health, Bayesian statistics, statistical modeling, etiology of autism.
Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH (University of California at Los Angeles). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. The social and contextual determinants of persistent health disparities and the application of social science and community-based participatory research methods to understanding and eliminating such disparities.
Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP (UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication; Director of Joint Degree Programs. Associate Clinical Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Adjunct Faculty, Drexel University College of Medicine; Public health emergency preparedness, infectious diseases, public health practice, global health.
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH (University of Pennsylvania) Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities. Associate Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Nutrition, housing and health; chronic diseases; human rights, chronic diseases, community health, human rights and hunger.
Theodore Corbin, MD, MPP (Drexel University) Joint Appointment between Dornsife School of Public Health and Drexel University College of Medicine. Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health policy; design of care systems; high risk youth; violence; healthcare services; injury prevention.
Anneclaire De Roos, PhD, MPH (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Environmental and occupational epidemiology, exposure assessment, pesticides, persistent organic pollutants, drinking water quality, air pollution, urban environments, chemical risk assessment.
Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University) Dean, Dornsife School of Public Health. Distinguished Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Social determinants of health; neighborhoods and health; psychosocial factors; air pollution, cardiovascular disease epidemiology; multilevel and systems methods; urban health and health in Latin America.
Mary Duden, MBA (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health care for the underserved and health disparities.
Jerome Dugan, PhD (Rice University) Primary appointment in Health Economics at the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions. Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Insurance markets and healthcare regulation.
Nancy Epstein, MPH, MAHL (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Community organizing and community engagement strategies; religion and health; health policy and advocacy; organizational and group dynamics; health promotion; behavioral health; oral health; evaluation of community health programs.
Alison A. Evans, ScD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiology of infectious diseases and cancer; cohort studies; minority and immigrant health; chronic viral infections; hepatitis b; eliminantion of viral hepatitis; immunization; perinatal transmission.
Jerry Fagliano, MPH, PhD (Johns Hopkins University) Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Associate Clinical Professor. Children's health and environmental exposures; health impacts of climate change; inequities in environmental exposure and disease; risks from transportation of hazardous materials; spatial distribution and clustering of disease.
Robert I. Field, PhD, JD, MPH (Columbia University) Joint Appointment in the Drexel University Kline School of Law. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health law and public health; ethical issues in managed care, public policy and legal facets of health care reform and genetic screening.
Janet Fleetwood, PhD (University of Southern California) Vice Provost for Strategic Development & Initiatives. Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Bioethics, Strategic Planning, Social Justice & Equity.
Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD (City University of New York) Chair Emeritus. Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Environmental and occupational health, agricultural safety and health, pneumoconiosis, occupational toxicology, environmental pollution.
Dennis Gallagher, MA, MPA (University of Pittsburgh). Assistant Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health department structure and financing; health policy and law; Medicare/Medicaid and public health infrastructure.
Pamela Geller, PhD (Kent State University). Associate Professor. Stressful life events and physical and mental health outcomes, particularly in the area of women's reproductive health (e.g. pregnancy, pregnancy loss, infertility, medical education).
Marla Gold, MD (University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School) Dean Emerita. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Design of HIV/AIDS care systems, treatment protocols, resource utilization, and epidemiology; CQI, managed care and systems of health care, health administration, behavioral health care and substance abuse treatment systems.
Edward J. Gracely, PhD (Temple University) Joint Appointment in Drexel University College of Medicine. Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Statistics, experimental design/research methods and statistical analysis, clinical trials.
Ghassan Hamra, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Assistant Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Environmental and occupational epidemiology, Bayesian statistics, exposure assessment.
William J. Hickey, PhD (Northwestern University). Associate Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and policy. Health care administration and organizational culture.
Mary E. Hovinga, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Cancer, cognitive disabilities; PCBs and DDT, lead exposure; neurological disorders, environmental hazards, epidemiologic study design.
Ann Klassen, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV/AIDS, food safety, excess burden intervention, GIS-based and spatial analysis.
Jennifer Kolker, MPH (University of Michigan) Associate Dean for Public Health Practice; Director of Executive MPH Program. Assistant Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Maternal and child health; federally qualified health center program; urban health issues; health department structure and financing; health policy and law; legislative advocacy; Medicare/Medicaid; preterm birth; public health education and training; public health infrastructure; welfare economics; women's health.
Brent Langellier, PhD, MA (University of California, Los Angelos). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health and health care disparities, Latino health, complex systems, quantitative methods, GIS.
Stephen E. Lankenau, PhD (University of Maryland). Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV/AIDS, overdose prevention, prescription drug misuse, medical marijuana, injection drug use, high risk youth, homelessness.
Felice Le-Scherban, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Life course approaches to socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic health disparities; social determinants of health among immigrants; causal links between education and health; analytic methods in social epidemiology.
Brian K. Lee, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Environmental determinants and epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders; perinatal epidemiology; child and material health; neuropsychiatric epidemiology, causal inference; machine learning.
Nora L. Lee, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Research Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Perinatal epidemiology; preterm birth; infant mortality; autism spectrum disorders; maternal and child health; racial and ethnic health disparities; secondhand smoke; tobacco control; environmental exposures.
Longjian Liu, MD, PhD, MSc, FAHA (The University of Hong Kong). Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Pharmacoepidemiology; cardiovascular disease and diabetes epidemiology; drug-lifestyle interaction; environmental and global health disparities; hospital electronic health records for cardiovascular and diabetes risk assessment and prediction.
Raymond K. Lum, MPhil, MS (University of Pennsylvania) Director of E-Learning. Associate Teaching Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Asian health; change management; e-health; health disparities; innovation diffusion; organization learning theory.
Shannon Marquez, MEng, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Director, Office of Global Health . Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Global health; water sanitation and hygiene; health disparities; environmental health.
Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV prevention; tobacco control; obesity prevention; access to health services; Latino immigrants and other disadvantaged populations; development and evaluation of community-based interventions.
Philip Massey, PhD, MPH (University of California, Los Angeles). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Health communication, health literacy, mHealth, social media and health, adolescent health, global health, program evaluation, quantitative methods.
Leslie McClure, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan) Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Professor. Design, management and analysis of randomized clinical trials; issues of multiplicity in clinical trials; environmental risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke; geographic and racial disparities in cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Yvonne Michael, ScD (Harvard School of Public Health) Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs. Associate Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiology of aging, social epidemiology, women's health, community-based participatory research; health disparities.
Jana M. Mossey, PhD, MPH, MSN (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiological methods; research design and methods including observational and clinical trials research; psychosocial aspects of health; epidemiology of aging and pain, psychiatric epidemiology including major depression; sub-threshold and minor depression.
Craig J. Newschaffer, PhD (Johns Hopkins University) Director, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute; Associate Dean for Research. Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Environmental determinants of autism spectrum disorders; gene-environment interaction; neurological disorders.
Alex Ortega, PhD (University of Michigan) Chair, Department of Health Management and Policy; Director, Center for Population Health and Community Impact. Professor. Epidemiological methods in health services research; health needs of Latino children and families; health disparities intervention research; youth engagement in community interventions.
Genevieve Pham-Kanter, PhD (University of Chicago). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Conflicts of interest in medicine; pharmaceutical and medical device policy; physician behavior; health economics; empirical ethics.
Jonathan Purtle, DRPH, MPH, MSC (Drexel University). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Mental health policy and services research; policy dissemination and implementation research; traumatic stress in urban areas; trauma-informed system design; violence prevention; political institutions and health.
John A. Rich, MD, MPH (Duke University Medical School) Director, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice. Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Health disparities; men's health; violence; urban health issues; primary care.
Lucy Robinson, PhD (Columbia University). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Statistics, modeling and analysis of neuroimaging and CT image data, network modeling, spatio-temporal data, computational statistics, and funcational data analysis.
John Rossi, VMD, MBE (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Bioethics and public health ethics, including moral theory, research ethics, ethics of risk & health communication, pediatric ethics, animal ethics.
Alexis Roth, PhD, MPH (Indiana University). Assistant Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. HIV/AIDS; sexually transmitted infections; individual, dyadic, and structural determinants of health; technology and health; mixed methods research; community-engagement and participatory research.
Randall L. Sell, ScD (Harvard University). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Demographic variables, defining and measuring sexual orientations, sampling sexual minorities for public health research.
Paul Shattuck, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Director, Life Course Outcomes Research Program at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Associate Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Design and evaluation of services for people with disabilities; autism.
David Barton Smith, PhD (University of Michigan). Research Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Healthcare; health disparities; history of public health; managed care.
Suruchi Sood, PhD (University of New Mexico). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Human rights and health; nutrition; poverty; health disparities; innovation diffusion; HIV/AIDS; violence; community-based participatory research; application of statistics to behavioral, biological and medical sciences; adolescent health; maternal and child health; international health; program evaluation; women's health; mixed methods; qualitative methods.
Mark Stehr, PhD (University of California at Berkeley) Assistant Director School of Economics. Associate Professor. Health economics, health behaviors, public finance, public policy.
Thersa Sweet, PhD, MPH (University of Michigan). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Molecular and infectious disease epidemiology, including virology, cancer biology, hospital infection control and prevention; epidemiologic studies involving HIV risk in sexual minorities.
Loni Philip Tabb, PhD (Harvard University). Assistant Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Methods for categorical, missing and hierarchical data, spatial epidemiology/statistics.
Jennifer A. Taylor, PhD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University). Associate Professor. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Injury prevention, patient safety, healthcare quality, organizational culture, occupational safety, data policy and surveillance, first responders, healthcare workforce.
Renee M. Turchi, MD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University) Joint appointment in the Drexel University College of Medicine. Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Medical Home; children and youth with special health care needs; care coordination; cultural competency and access to care; maternal and child health policy, teaching, community partners.
Nicole A. Vaughn, PhD (Uniformed Services University). Assistant Professor. Department of Health Management and Policy. Racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care; nutrition and chronic disease; community-based participatory research, community engagement dissemination and implementation research.
Augusta M. Villanueva, PhD (University of Texas at Austin). Associate Professor. Department of Community Health and Prevention. Role of race, culture, and ethnicity on health status/outcomes; community-based participatory research; immigrant communities; academic service-learning.
Seth Welles, PhD, ScD (Harvard University). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Impact of HIV phenotypic and genotypic antiretroviral drug resistance on HIV disease progression and transmission; psychosocial risk for HIV infection and STDs among sexual minority adults and adolescents; correction of misclassification of sexuality and its impact on HIV/STI risk; surveys of sexual minority adults at community festivals and at health-clinics to assess demographic and psychosocial determinants of sexual risk-taking and HIV/STD infections; LGBT health disparities including excess risk for HIV and STIs, CVD and cancer; early life physical and sexual trauma, violence, mental health conditions and substance abuse.
Michael Yudell, MPH, MPhil, PhD (Columbia University) Chair, Department of Community Health and Prevention. Associate Professor. Public health genomics; bioethics; history of public health; addiction.
Issa Zakeri, PhD (University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign). Professor. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Biostatistics, functional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, multivariate analysis, statistical learning.
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