Dear Friend –
Health reform, new infectious agents, food safety, climate change, health disparities, chronic disease and more- it’s always a dynamic time in the field of public health.
Every day, our faculty is engaged in our country’s critically important public health conversation. Our innovative research informs policymakers – contributing to substantive changes in state and national healthcare policies governing healthy food, vaccinations, workplace safety, chronic disease prevention, housing standards and much more. Building on our tradition of a “school without walls”, we apply our research to address practical problems in Philadelphia, across the country, and around the world.
The connection between a socially-diverse community, inclusive of multiple perspectives and an intellectual climate that is flexible, creative, and open to change, lies at the heart of the our unique strengths. We exemplify those strengths through the broad range of hands-on opportunities for students and faculty, coupled with the rigor of an incredibly high quality academic environment. Our students learn by doing, spending nearly 70,000 hours in more than 300 community-based settings each year. Our unique community-collaborative approach fosters leadership. Students apply what they learn in the classroom to solve problems in today’s complex public health environment.
Over the past several years, our school has grown exponentially and we are now one of the fastest-growing Schools of Public Health in the country. Our diversity of thought and talent positions us extraordinarily well to be responsive to the changing landscape of public health scholarship, and indeed the changing nature of American society, and a global culture. As world events unfold, public health continually responds, demanding the most of your problem-solving skills as well as your tenacity.
Success in public health goes beyond impacting lives – it transforms them. The faculty of Drexel University’s School of Public Health looks forward to preparing you for the challenging and rewarding road ahead. Together, we can foster scientific discovery that is truly shaped by a mission of improving the health of the public.
Marla J. Gold, M.D.
Drexel University School of Public Health