Drexel University School of Public Health

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Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
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Motto Public Health, Human Rights
Established 1996
Dean Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus University City Campus
Affiliations Drexel University
Website http://drexel.edu/dornsife/

The Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health is a part of the Drexel University Health Sciences network of schools. The Dornsife School of Public Health was located in downtown Philadelphia from its inception until December 2013. It has since re-located to the University City Campus.

The Dornsife School of Public Health was founded in 1996,[1] with Jonathan Mann as its first Dean. In 2000, the School came under the operational management of Drexel University and in 2002 fully joined the University's Health Sciences network, where it was physically located until early 2014 within the Center City Hahnemann Campus, alongside the Drexel University College of Medicine and the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. In mid-January 2014, the school moved into the renovated Nesbitt Hall building, located in the University City Campus.[2] The building used to house the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. In September 2015, the School received a $45 million gift [3] from longtime philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife, in recognition of which the School was named after the donors.


"The Dornsife Drexel University School of Public Health improves the health of communities and populations through innovative education and training programs, cutting-edge research and scholarship, and cooperative partnerships with other civic, business and academic institutions committed to solving our world’s most difficult health challenges."[4]


The School's academic program contains the following four departments:[citation needed]

  • Community Health and Prevention (CHP)
  • Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Epi/ Bio)
  • Health Management and Policy (HMP)


The School currently offers the following Master's, Doctoral and Certificate degrees:

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Public Health, Executive Program (Executive MPH)
  • Master of Science (MS) in Biostatistics
  • Master of Science (MS) in Epidemiology
  • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Community Health & Prevention
  • Doctorate (PhD) in Epidemiology
  • DrPH in Health Policy and Social Justice
  • Joint Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health (MD/MPH)
  • Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Coordinates: 39°57′25″N 75°09′52″W / 39.95689°N 75.16445°W / 39.95689; -75.16445