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Theodore Corbin, MD, MPP

Theodore Corbin

Associate Professor
Health Management and Policy, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice


MPP, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; MD, Drexel University College of Medicine


Ted Corbin, MD, MPP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Director of the “Healing Hurt People” Program, an emergency department based trauma-informed intervention strategy that identifies victims of intentional injury. Dr. Corbin received his Master’s in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. In 2006 Dr. Corbin was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the “Forty Under Forty” for his work in youth violence. In 2005, he was awarded a Soros Physician Advocacy Fellowship. He taught Biology at a New York Public High School for 2 years. He completed his medical degree at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and then completed his residency in emergency medicine in Washington, DC. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Corbin was awarded a Stoneleigh Foundation Fellowship to demonstrate the evidence behind a hospital based violence intervention program.

Research Interests

  • Health policy
  • Design of care systems
  • High risk youth
  • Violence
  • Healthcare services
  • Injury prevention


Corbin, T., Bloom, S., Wilson, A., Rich, L. & Rich, J. (2010). Approaching the health and well‑being of boys and men of color through trauma-informed practice. In C. Edley, Jr. & J. R. de Velasco (Eds.), Changing places: How communities will improve the health of boys of color (pp. 407-428). Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press.