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Coronavirus Updates

Resources for Students

This is a time for public health. 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. Your faculty and professional staff are here to support you, and we encourage you to reach out.

A list of services and resources for students both in Philadelphia and around the world is available on our student intranet, Dornsife Dash.

Dornsife Student Emergency Fund: This was established to help full-time Dornsife School of Public Health undergraduate and graduate students who are in need of immediate financial assistance due to unforeseen circumstances or emergency expenses that are related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The spirit of this funding is to support emergency circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about details and eligibility.

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.

The university will be ramping up in-person and hybrid classes through the summer. By the fall it is expected that classes will return to normal capacity, although some hybrid classes and other operational modifications may remain based on public health guidance. 

The university also announced the intent to require vaccinations for all undergraduate and graduate students in full-time and part-time face-to-face programs by the start of the 2021-2022 academic year (fall 2021). Learn more about getting a vaccine from Drexel

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, and access key resources to help them stay healthy. The Drexel Health Checker helps users monitor any symptoms related to COVID-19 and connect them to resources if they feel sick. It also helps the University learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting the Drexel community. 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.

Given that it is not feasible to host you on-campus, 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 Webinars

Dornsife's online webinars feature insightful discussions and relevant topics, including the coronavirus.

View upcoming webinars

Watch past webinars on YouTube

Dornsife Experts on Coronavirus

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

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

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 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
Amy Carroll-Scott
Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Community Health and Prevention
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
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)
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)
Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH
Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH Professor, Community Health and Prevention

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