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Raymond Lum, MS

Raymond Lum

Associate Teaching Professor Emeritus
Health Management and Policy Department
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BS, Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical), Worcester Polytechnic Institute; MS, Dynamics of Organization, University of Pennsylvania; MPhil, Organizational Dynamics, University of Pennsylvania


Ray is an Associate Teaching Professor Emeritus with 22 years of academic experience in the Department of Health Management and Policy within the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University where he teaches courses in health management and policy. He has been affiliated with projects in the areas of reducing health disparities in the Asian population as well as management issues related to continuous quality improvement, strategic planning and strategic alliances. He serves on several national and regional organizations' advisory and steering committees. His areas of expertise and interests are in Asian health disparities related to cancer, Hepatitis B and gambling as well as e-health, innovation integration and organizational dynamics.

Also, Ray served as Dornsife School of Public Health's Director of E-Learning. He has served on numerous university and school committees regarding curriculum development related to quality and pedagogy. Ray has served as a Provost Fellow in Online Learning and Assessment over the past recent years. Prior to Ray's academic appointment, he worked in the private sector for 15 years in areas of engineering, management consulting and litigation.

Ray is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and holds a Master's of Philosophy and a Master's of Science in Organizational Dynamics. He received his Bachelor's of Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering.

Research Interests

  • Asian Health
  • Change Management
  • E-Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Innovation Diffusion
  • Organization Learning Theory


QM Conference (September. 2017, Fort Worth, Texas). Presentation: How Goldilocks and the Three Bears used QM to Bolster their Quality Assurance Programs. R. Lum, K. Holt.

Assessment Conference (Sept. 2017, Philadelphia). Presentation: The Wizards of Assessment:  Peel Back the Curtain and Experience the Art and Science of the Assessor. Ray Lum, MPhil, MS, Mark Green, MS.

CDC Cancer Conference (August 2017, Atlanta, Georgia) Poster: Exploring Perceptions about Cancer among U.S.- and Foreign-Born Asian Indian/Pakistani Adults: Implications for Intervention Design. Leader A, Mohanty S. , Selvan P, Dadhania M, Goel R, Lum R, Giri V.

Leader AE, Mohanty S, Selvan P, Lum R, Giri VN. Exploring Asian Indian and Pakistani Views about Cancer and Participation in Cancer Genetics Research: Towards the Development of a Community Genetics Intervention.  Journal of Community Genetics. Accepted for publication on June 7, 2017. In press.

QM Conference (April 2017, New York, New York). Aligning Course Design and Faculty Development with Middle State’s 9 Hallmarks of Quality. R. Lum, M. Kaufman.

INTED Conference (March 2017). Valencia, Spain. Continuing to Build Our Program:  Will They Still Come?  A Look Through the Lens of Faculty Development. L. Marion, PhD, K. Holt, PhD, R. Lum MPhil, MS, A. Grant, PhD, S. Mercanti-Anthony, J. Donaldson.

QM Conference (Nov. 2016, Portland, Oregon). Plenary Session: Steep Climbs, Occasional Obstacles, and Discarded Belongings: The Way Forward.  C. Charlton, R. Lum, P. Ralston-Berg, J. Runyon.

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Grant (July 2016): “Cancer Risk Assessment in Asian Indian/Pakistanis:  A Pilot Study towards Reducing Cancer Disparities. Ray Lum, MPhil, MS  - Co-PI, Veda Giri, MD – Co-PI. 7/16-6/17.

HRSA MCH Catalyst Program Grant (2016 & 2015): E-Learning/Assessment Coordinator. “Online Maternal and Child Health Program: Developing Online Curricular Infrastructure and Building Workforce Capacity.” 9/15-8/17.

Pedagogy for Health Promotions (March 2016). Review Manuscript related to Phenomenological Approach to Male Health and Interventions.

ASPPH National Conference (March 2016, Arlington, VA). Public Health Education in the Digital World. R. Lum MPhil, MS, Stephanie Sutcliffe, PhD, Laura Magaña Valladares, PhD.

INTED Conference (March 2016). Valencia, Spain. Assuring Quality Through Development of Evidence Based Assessment Practices:  Case Study of the Value of Applying Assessment Data Through Quality Matters Standards. A. Grant, PhD, R. Lum MPhil, MS, F. Cornelius, PhD.

QM Conference (Nov. 2015, San Antonio). Presentation: QM Program Review: What We've Learn. R. Legon, PhD, R. Lum MPhil, Carol Parenteau, PhD, Marie Vasquez-Brook, PhD, Ed Bowen, PhD.

de Beaumont Foundation (Sept. 2015). Expert Panel. Quality of E-Learning Standards Framework Project.

Assessment Conference (Sept. 2015, Philadelphia). Presentation: Assuring Learner Success Via Merging Best Practices of Assessment and Instructional Desgin.  Ray Lum, MPhil, MS, Stephanie Sutcliffe PhD, Joel Rodriguez, Ed.D(c), Joe Hawk, MS.

Opening Doors Training Grant (2015). Assessment Coordinator “Research Methods for Reducing Health Disparities. 9/15 -8/16.

de Beaumont Foundation (April 2015). Expert Panel. “Quality of E-Learning Standards Framework Project.

Pedagogy for Health Promotions (March 2015). Review Manuscript related to Online Training Courses for Public Health Professionals.

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Annual Meeting - Teaching Prevention (March, 2015) Charleston, SC. A service learning model for medical and public health education to reduce health disparities in Hepatitis B.  Cohen C, Jessop A, Chen D, Dwivedi P, Lum R.

INTED Conference (2015) Madrid, Spain.  Fast Tracking Direct Learning Assessment of Program Outcomes within Academic Program via Leveraging of a Research Training Grant that Deploys a Continuing Professional Education Rubric Model. R. Lum MPhil, MS, S. Marquez Ph.D, MEng.,  S DeVose, MA.

INTED Conference (2015) Madrid, Spain.  The Benefits of Unifying Graduate Teaching Assistant Training for Online Teaching. R. Lum, MPhil, MS, M. Killen, PhD, F. Cornelius, PhD, A. Grant, PhD, L. Marion, PhD. S. Sutcliffe, PhD., V. Brace, M.Ed., S. Perkel, MBA.