John A. Rich

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John A. Rich
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Institutions Boston University;
Drexel University;
Boston Public Health Commission
Alma mater Dartmouth College;
Duke University School of Medicine;
Harvard School of Public Health
Notable awards MacArthur Fellow

John Armand Rich is Professor and chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was a 2006 MacArthur Fellow,

Rich received an A.B. in 1980 from Dartmouth College his M.D. in 1984 from Duke University School of Medicine, and an M.P.H. in 1990 from the Harvard School of Public Health. Before coming to Drexel, he was associate professor of medicine and of public health at Boston University.

He was the Boston Public Health Commission's medical director from 1998 to 2005. In 1993, he established the Young Men’s Health Clinic in Boston aimed at young men who were victims of urban violence. His work there has been published in journal papers and elsewhere, for example in,.[1][2] His book, Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men was published in late 2009 by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

In 2007, he received an honorary Doctor of Science from Dartmouth College. He has been featured in the 2001 documentary film “The Angry Heart”, produced by Jay Fedigan.

Rich is the Director and Founder of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at the Drexel University School of Public Health. Since 2008, Rich has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College.


  1. ^ Rich J, Grey C. "Pathways to recurrent trauma for young black men: traumatic stress, substance use and the “code of the street.” American Journal of Public Health 95: 816-824, 2005.
  2. ^ Rich JA. The health crisis of young black men in the inner city. In The Crisis of the Young African American Male in the Inner Cities: A Consultation of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Volume 1.

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