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David Flood

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David Flood


Professor Emeritus

Health Administration Department
David H. Flood, PhD, has been a faculty member first at Hahnemann then MCP Hahnemann and now Drexel University since 1976. In addition to his primary appointment in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, he has a secondary appointment in Drexel’s College of Medicine. 

Dr. Flood's teaching for the Dept. of Health Sciences and Health Services Administration presently includes courses in medical and healthcare humanities and healthcare ethics. Course titles include Health, Illness, and the Arts; Portrayals of Mental Disorders; Healthcare and the Media; and basic ethics courses among others.

Research Interests

Dr. Flood's research examines topics in medicine and healthcare from the perspectives of literature, the arts, and medical ethics. His present interest is society’s response to the 18th-and-19th-century shortage of bodies for anatomical dissection, which led to grave robbing of corpses and worse and parallels present concerns stemming from the shortage of organs for transplantation. Other interests are the medical thriller and Alzheimer’s narratives.


Dr. Flood specializes in medical humanities, medical ethics, English literature.