The Dornsife School of Public Health

About the School

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University provides education, conducts research, and partners with communities and organizations to improve the health of populations.

Founded on the principle of health as a human right, our school is especially committed to improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities, and promoting health in all policies.

Key to the school’s mission is active engagement with the world of public health practice, with communities, and with a range of policies and sectors within and outside the health care system relevant to health.

The Dornsife School of Public Health is the only fully accredited school of public health in the Philadelphia region.

Educational programs

School educational programs combine rigorous training with hands-on practical experiences. Students benefit from engagement with a broad set of community partnerships and research collaborations. Graduates acquire the knowledge, skills and perspective necessary to make a difference in the health of communities in the United States and worldwide.


Dornsife School of Public Health faculty and students conduct research on the drivers of population health and the impact of a range of practices and policies on health. Areas of emphasis include urban health, health disparities, food policy and health, neighborhood and community interventions, behavior change, health consequences of environmental and occupational exposures, aging and chronic diseases, infectious disease, public health history and ethics, the health consequences of trauma and violence, the social determinants of health, and public health needs assessment and practice, among others.

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