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John Domzalski, JD, MPH

Adjunct Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Phone: 215.895.2265


John F. Domzalski, JD, MPH, FCPP, is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University. He is a former Health Commissioner of the City of Philadelphia, a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.

His public health practice encompasses work in military preventive medicine, with service in Inchon, Korea; the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health (Harrisburg, PA); and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, where he was a three-time appointee to the position of Health Commissioner.

Leadership in public health crises situations and innovation in public health and health care delivery have been hallmarks of his public health practice.

He received the Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law and the Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The Bachelor of Science was earned at Bloomsburg University.

He teaches the law and ethics of human experimentation (Biomedical Ethics and Law) and health policy (Health Care Administration and Hospital Administration) at Drexel University.


  • JD, Law, Temple University
  • MPH, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Biology and Secondary Education, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

Biomedical ethics and law, healthcare regulatory, and legal issues.