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From the Dean's Desk

  • A New Academic Year Brings Fresh Challenges and Opportunities

    9/22/2017 11:34:06 AM

    Welcome back everyone! We are excited to start a new academic year full of possibilities. Like every year we have a brand new class of MPH students joining us. This year’s class includes nearly 100 students from 28 different countries...

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  • Drexel University Convocation Keynote Address

    9/22/2017 10:56:06 AM

    Dean Diez Roux encourages incoming class to seek out truth across all disciplines at the 2017 Drexel University Convocation.

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  • The power of coming together for public health

    6/27/2017 1:49:57 PM

    Dean Diez Roux reflects on what the recent Dornsife School of Public Health Graduation and the recent launching of the SALURBAL project (Urban Health In Latin America) have in common.

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  • Poverty and health: an age-old problem

    5/30/2017 9:23:51 AM

    Dean Diez Roux reflects on the strong and pervasive relationship between poverty and health.

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  • Science and the common man (or woman)

    4/24/2017 12:53:42 PM

    Dean Diez Roux reflects on Philadelphia's March for Science and the role that science can play in our society.

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  • Protecting the Environment and Protecting Health: Two Sides of the Same Coin

    3/27/2017 2:12:37 PM

    Dean Diez Roux discusses the role of science in environmental regulation.

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  • An Immigrant Perspective on Health

    2/27/2017 11:35:27 AM

    Dean Diez Roux reflects on the links between immigration and health and on what it means to be an immigrant today.

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  • Hard Times for Public Health

    1/30/2017 11:25:40 AM

    Dean Diez Roux responds to student questions about what recent changes in the US political context will mean for them and for public health.

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  • The Two Faces of Public Health

    12/19/2016 9:31:25 AM

    Science and action are the two faces of public health: each is strengthened and reinforced by the other. Facts and science can motivate and support action; effective action requires facts and the need to act motivates our search for facts.

    Today, at the end of 2016, at a time of fake news and the frequent decoupling of political discourse from truth and facts, we need to redouble our commitment to the two faces of public health: yes to action and activism, and yes also to the facts than describe reality, speak truth, and thus empower and sustain action.  

    May the year 2017 be one of renewed commitment to what we in public health, through action and facts, can do to make our societies healthier and more fulfilling for all.

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