Clinical Professor of Health Management and Policy, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and External Relations, and Director of the Center for Public Health Practice
Health Management and Policy
BA, English, Rutgers University; MPH, Public Health Policy and Administration, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Jennifer Kolker, MPH, holds a Master of Public Health degree in public health policy and administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Professor Kolker is a Clinical Professor of Health Management and Policy, the Director of the Center for Public Health Practice, and Co-Director of the Pennsylvania Public Health Training Center, a federally funded training center for the public health workforce, operated in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh.
Prior to joining Drexel in 2004, she held various positions in the non-profit world and then the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, working first in HIV/AIDS policy and planning and later in the Office of the Health Commissioner, also in a health planning and policy role. Professor Kolker was also a a senior policy associate with Public Works, a consulting firm that provides public policy research and analysis to government agencies and officials, non-profits and think tanks across the country.
Professor Kolker serves as the School's Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and External Relations, and she teaches several courses on public policy and public health practice and advises and mentors graduate students.
Her work is focused on building bridges between academic public health and public health practice within the School’s mission of pursuing public health, human rights, and social justice.
- Access to Care
- Health Equity
- Health Policy
- Public Health Practice
- Urban Health
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