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Coronavirus Updates

Resources for Students

Amid this global pandemic, we at the Dornsife School of Public Health are dedicated to educating and training our students as the world’s future public health leaders.

A list of services and resources for students is available on our student intranet, Dornsife Dash.

Dragons taking care of Dragons: Vaccinate, mask, distance, wash, test. Together we can keep our community safe.

Drexel University continues to monitor closely the coronavirus outbreak and follow guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Public Health and Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

University classes have returned to normal capacity this fall with masks required in indoor public, shared, instructional, and research settings. Some hybrid classes and other operational modifications remain based on public health guidance.

The university also announced that vaccinations are required for all undergraduate and graduate students in full-time and part-time face-to-face programs for the 2021-22 academic year. Learn more about getting a vaccine from Drexel.

If you are feeling sick or you just received a positive COVID test result, the Drexel Student Health Center is here for you. Call 215.220.4700 for guidance.

Details on all measures enacted thus far, as well as updates on the Fall 2021 Term, COVID-19 vaccinations, and FAQs for students, can be found on Drexel's Coronavirus Website.

Visit Drexel's Coronavirus Website

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Drexel Health Tracker

The Drexel Health Checker is a mobile-based app that allows Drexel community members to confidentially report their symptoms, report or schedule a COVID-19 test, record their vaccination status, and access key resources to help them stay healthy. Learn more on Drexel's Coronavirus Website.

Resources for Prospective Students

We are excited to welcome you to our community of faculty, staff and students who are engaged and are rising to meet public health challenges here in Philadelphia, in the nation, and globally.

While Drexel continues to reopen safely, we hope to have the opportunity to meet you at any of our virtual events. Please attend one of our Virtual Fairs or contact our team to learn more.

Drexel has compiled some coronavirus FAQs for prospective students as well as an undergraduate virtual experience and graduate virtual experience.

Dornsife Experts on Coronavirus

Upcoming Webinar: COVID-19 Prevention in Health Care and in the Community – A Conversation With Frontline Practitioners

Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Description: This webinar, hosted by Drexel University Online, will feature two adjunct faculty from the Dornsife School of Public Health: Jessica Caum, MPH, is program manager, bioterrorism and public health preparedness in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health's Division of Disease Control, and Sarah Smathers, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, is the System Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Learn more and register.


Dornsife faculty members offer expert commentary and analysis on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in local, national, and international media outlets and through Dornsife's webinar series.

Dornsife faculty also continue to research COVID-related health outcomes. For example, the school's Urban Health Collaborative has partnered with the Big Cities Health Coalition to release the “COVID-19 Health Inequities in Cities Dashboard," which visualizes testing, incidence, hospitalizations, and mortality and examines inequities across 30 cities.

Learn more about how Dornsife faculty, staff, and students worked to understand the impact of COVID-19 in the Dornsife SPH magazine article "All Hands on Deck" on issuu.com.

News media professionals should contact Greg Richter, News Manager, at 215.895.2614 or gdr33@drexel.edu, 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
@joeamon
Sharrelle Barber
Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
@HealthEquityDoc
Usama Bilal
Usama Bilal, PhD, MPH, MD Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Urban Health Collaborative
@usama_bilal
James W. Buehler
James Buehler, MD
Clinical Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, Former Philadelphia Health Commissioner
Amy Carroll-Scott
Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Community Health and Prevention
@ACarrollScott
Esther Chernak
Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor, Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication, Environmental and Occupational Health
@echernak
Mariana Chilton
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH Professor, Health Management and Policy and Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities
@MarianaChilton
Ana Diez Roux
Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH
Dana and David Dornsife 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)
@RobertIField
Michael T. LeVasseur
Michael LeVasseur, PhD, MPH
Assistant Teaching Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Yvonne Michael
Yvonne Michael, ScD, SM

Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Shiriki Kumanyika headshot

Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MS, MPH
Research Professor, Community Health and Prevention
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)

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