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  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Health Policy and Public Health


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Mission

The mission of the Department of Health Policy and Public Health is to educate the next generation of health policy and public health professionals, to explore and execute innovative research, to engage communities for the improvement of the public’s health, and to effect change locally and globally.

In pursuit of this mission, the department’s courses provide a set of interdisciplinary skills, knowledge, and concepts. This places students at the forefront of current developments. Students are prepared to contribute to the understanding of the healthcare system and public health in a variety of contexts that encompass industry, academia, consulting, and government.

The department’s faculty members conduct research in a broad range of disciplines that bear on health policy and public health. Their work is published and presented nationally and internationally both in scholarly settings and as advice to various private, nonprofit, and government entities. Student scholarship at both the master’s and doctoral levels is also often published and presented at professional meetings.

The department is active in contributing service to the broader community at the local, national, and international levels. Faculty members lead committees of national professional societies, advise government agencies and officials, and consult with private and nonprofit organizations. Through fieldwork and scholarship, students play an essential role in the department’s service activities. On campus, the department regularly hosts prominent speakers and sponsors scholarly symposia with national leaders who bring expertise from throughout the nation and the world to the University for the benefit of students, faculty, and the local health policy and public health community.

Faculty

Andrew M. Peterson
BS (Rutgers University); PharmD (Medical College of Virginia); PhD (University of the Sciences)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
The John Wyeth Dean, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy and Interim Chair, Department of Health Policy and Public Health
Phone: 215.596.8877
E-mail: a.peters@usciences.edu

Julie Becker
BA (Northwestern University); MA (George Washington University); MPH, PhD (Temple University)
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Public Health
Director, Master of Public Health Program
Phone: 215.596.7028
E-mail: j.becker@usciences.edu
Research: environmental health; pharmaceuticals in the environment; evaluation of community-based participatory research

Amalia M. Issa
BSc (Concordia University); MPH (University of California, Los Angeles); MSc, PhD (McGill University)
Professor of Health Policy and Public Health
Phone: 215.596.7033
E-mail: a.issa@usciences.edu
Research: personalized medicine/pharmacogenomics; pharmaceutical outcomes research and policy; pharmacoepidemiology

David Perlman
BS (Emory University); MA (Georgia State University); PhD (University of Tennessee)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Public Health
E-mail: d.perlma@usciences.edu
Research: health law and ethics
Research: mental health; homelessness; urban health

Adjunct Faculty

Brad C. Bernstein
BS (Pennsylvania State University); MBA (Temple University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Public Health

David W. Cragin
BS (University of Rhode Island); PhD (University of California, Davis)
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and of Health Policy and Public Health

Neil I. Goldfarb
BA (University of Pennsylvania)
Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Health

Mary Cate Gordon
JD (Temple University)
Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Public Health

Mark G. Weiner
BSE, MD (University of Pennsylvania)
Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Health

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