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Priya E. Mammen, MD, MPH

Priya Mammen

Urban Innovation Fellow
Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation


Priya Mammen is a Director of Public Health Programs and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. After graduating from Tufts University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Child Development in 1997, she worked with John Snow, Inc and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). She was engaged in health systems development in wartorn countries, such as Cambodia, and specifically focused on the integration of reproductive health services to the community health infrastructure by facilitating interagency collaborations.

Dr. Mammen completed a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2004 and her medical education at Temple University School of Medicine in 2005. She completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at Temple University Hospital in 2008. Her research interests include Emergency Department utilization by the medically underserved and as a point of access to care. Interagency work has continued throughout her academic career, involving the American Public Health Association (APHA), the Philadelphia Medical Examiners Office, the Philadelphia County Medical Society and the Philadelphia Overdose Prevention Task Force. She currently facilitates Emergency Departmentbased public health initiatives within Jefferson Health, such as safe opioid prescribing guidelines, overdose prevention and education, and HIV and Hepatitis C screening as Director of Public Health Programs. She was appointed to the Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia and also served on the subcommittee for Service Access, Best Practices and Treatment Providers. She was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 2015 and was elected to the Executive Committee of the Section of Public Health and Preventative Medicine in 2017. Dr. Mammen's career is marked by the consistent application of her experience and perspective as an emergency clinician to serve the well-being of her patients on the spectrum from individual to population health.