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Coronavirus Updates

Resources for Students

The Dornsife School of Public Health is dedicated to educating and training our students as future public health leaders who are ready to face challenges with resourcefulness and perseverance.

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

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

Learn more about getting a vaccination or booster at 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.

University information on COVID-19 guidance for the 2023-24 academic year can be found on Drexel's Health and Wellbeing Website.

Drexel Health Checker

The Drexel Health Checker (Drexel log-in required) is a web-based that allows Drexel community members to schedule a vaccination or booster, upload proof of vaccination, schedule a COVID test, or report a positive test result.

Find more resources on Drexel's Health and Well-being 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.

There are opportunities for both on-campus and virtual information sessions and tours. Please attend one of our Visit OpportunitiesGrad School Fairs or contact our team to learn more.

We hope to have the opportunity to meet you at one of our events.

Dornsife Experts on Coronavirus

During the three years since COVID-19 arrived, Dornsife faculty members have offered expert commentary and analysis on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in local, national, and international media outlets.

Dornsife faculty also continue to research COVID-related health outcomes, including a policy brief on Paid Sick Leave and COVID-19 Vaccination Rates released by the school's Urban Health Collaborative.

Learn more about how Dornsife faculty, staff, and students worked to understand the impact of COVID-19 in 2020-21 in the Dornsife SPH Magazine article "All Hands on Deck" on

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, Community Health and Prevention and Director of the Office of Global Health
Sharrelle Barber
Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Director of The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements, and Population Health Equity
Usama Bilal
Usama Bilal, PhD, MPH, MD Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Co-Director of the Urban Health Collaborative
James W. Buehler
James Buehler, MD
Teaching Professor, Health Management and Policy, and former Philadelphia Health Commissioner
Amy Carroll-Scott
Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor and Chair, Community Health and Prevention Department
Esther Chernak
Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate 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
Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Urban Health Collaborative
Robert Field
Robert Field, PhD, MPH, JD Professor, Health Management and Policy (Joint appointment with Drexel's School of Law)
Jennifer Kolker
Jennifer Kolker, MPH
Clinical Professor of Health Management and Policy
Michael T. LeVasseur
Michael LeVasseur, PhD, MPH
Assistant Teaching Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Yvonne Michael
Yvonne Michael, ScD, SM

Professor and Interim Chair, 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, Interim Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, and Director of the Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST)

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