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Coronavirus Updates

Drexel's Response to Coronavirus

Drexel is committed to preserving and maintaining the health and safety of all members of its community. The University continues to monitor closely the coronavirus outbreak and is following guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Public Health and Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

Details on all precautionary measures enacted thus far can be found on the Drexel coronavirus website.

Visit Drexel's Coronavirus Website

Dornsife Webinar Series

Join Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health experts for insightful discussions of what we know, what we don’t know, the latest news, and the implications of the pandemic for all of us.

Questions can be submitted in advance (preferred) or during the webinar.

Tune in at 4:00 pm on the following days:

Thursday, April 9 from 4 - 5:00 pm: Can We Expect a Vaccine Any Time Soon?

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 4 - 5:00 pm: COVID-19 and Cities

Learn more about upcoming webinars

Past webinars:

Tuesday, March 10: Watch: Looking Beyond Fear: A Public Health Approach to Coronavirus

Thursday, March 26: Watch: Status Update on the COVID-19 Pandemic: Where Are We and What Might Be Next?

Monday, March 30 from 4 - 5:00 pm: Watch: Implications of the Pandemic for Health Equity

Thursday, April 2 from 4 - 5:30 pm: Watch: What Can We Learn From History and Prior Public Health Emergencies?

Monday, April 6 from 4 - 5:30 pm: The Global Impact of Pandemics

Latest Message to Our School from Dean Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH

"Some of the radical changes we are making—what they are showing us about what we can do together and the impact we can have on our society and our world—hold lessons for what is possible in a world after COVID-19.

Will we learn that there is perhaps a different way of living in cities? Imagine a city with no cars, less pollution, and simply more beauty. Imagine a society that comes together routinely to support the most vulnerable as a matter of principle and not exception. Imagine leveraging all our intelligence and all the power of our social organization to make this happen."

Read the Dean's Letter from 3/30/20

Dornsife Experts

Dornsife faculty members continue to offer expert commentary and analysis on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in local, national, and international media outlets.

Dornsife School of Public Health Dean Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD helped sort out fact from fiction and share what experts know so far in a March 19 Q&A for Drexel Now:

Read a COVID-19 Q&A With Dornsife Dean Ana Diez Roux

News media professionals should contact Greg Richter, News Manager, at 215.895.2614 or, to schedule an interview with a Dornsife faculty expert.

Joe Amon
Joseph Amon, PhD, MSPH Clinical Professor and Director of the Office of Global Health, Community Health and Prevention
Sharrelle Barber
Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH Assistant Research Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Usama Bilal
Usama Bilal, PhD, MPH, MD Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Urban Health Collaborative
James W. Buehler
James Buehler, MD
Clinical Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, Former Philadelphia Health Commissioner
Esther Chernak
Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor, Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication, Environmental and Occupational Health
Mariana Chilton
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH Professor, Health Management and Policy and Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities
Ana Diez Roux
Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH
Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology
Robert Field
Robert Field, PhD, MPH, JD Professor, Health Management and Policy (Joint appointment with Drexel's School of Law)
Michael T. LeVasseur
Michael LeVasseur, PhD, MPH
Visiting Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Yvonne Michael
Yvonne Michael, ScD, SM

Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Jennifer Taylor
Jennifer Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPS

Arthur L. and Joanne B. Frank Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health and Director of the Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST)
Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH
Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH Professor and Chair, Community Health and Prevention