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Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MHum, MCHES

Stephen F. Gambescia


Clinical Professor

Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Public Health Education

Health Administration Department

267.359.5581 P
267.359.5579 F
1601 Cherry Street, Room 774

Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MHum, MCHES, is a clinical professor of Health Services Administration. Dr Gambescia has held a number of educational leadership roles eventually serving as a vice president in a metro and multi-state division for two of the largest national voluntary health agencies (American Cancer Society and American Heart Association). He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of health promotion/disease prevention. 

Dr Gambescia has held several academic administrative positions. He was an assistant dean in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel and in the College of Nursing and Health Professions; a dean of graduate and professional studies (Cabrini College); executive director of adult and continuing professional studies, assistant Vice President of academic affairs and assistant to the president at Neumann College.

Dr Gambescia holds numerous advanced degrees in health policy, education, business administration, and humanities and postsecondary degrees in sociology and communication.

Research Interests:

His research interests have been in tobacco control, chronic disease risk awareness/prevention, and broadly in health communication. His research interests in higher education include continuing professional education program development, evaluation, credentialing, and in distributed learning. He has co-authored a book on Managing a Public Speaker Bureau for Health and Human Services Organizations and recently completed a book on parents raising large families during the baby boom era. In addition to his academic publications, Dr. Gambescia frequently publishes commentaries in metropolitan daily newspapers around socio-political issues, health policy, and education.

Professional Society:

Dr. Gambescia has served on, or is presently serving on, a number of nonprofit boards from which he can assist in student learning including: Board of Trustees for Delaware County Community College, Society for Public Health Education (President 2006), National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Public Health Association, Pennsylvania Society for Public Health Education and Archbishop John Carroll High School.