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Dornsife Unveils New Magazine Commemorating the School's 25th Anniversary

Dornsife SPH Magazine volume 25

March 3, 2022

Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH) has published a new issue of Dornsife SPH Magazine that celebrates the school's 25-year milestone in the 2021-22 academic year.

The school's "volume 25" issue features stories and highlights from the past year, including the latest on impactful grants, noteworthy accolades, and research from Dornsife's renowned faculty in focus areas including urban, global, policy, and community health.

collage of 25 outstanding DSPH alumni to celebrate 25 yearsTo commemorate this milestone year, the cover story gathered 25 outstanding DSPH alumni for a Q+A. Alumni currently based in 12 different cities from 15 graduation classes share why they chose the field of public health, what continues to motivate them, and how DSPH helped them prepare for their career.

In her dean's message, Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, Dana and David Dornsife Dean of Dornsife School of Public Health, reflected on the last 25 years of forward thinking, growth in programs and research, and substantive community impact:

"One of the things that first struck me about our school is that it is a place with a strong sense of mission, which I believe is grounded in the school’s very foundation as a response to the health needs of our home, the City of Philadelphia. This sense of mission has infused the way in which the school community thinks about itself and goes well beyond what can be captured in an institutional mission statement.

Our school’s mission is driven by three key things: a commitment to Philadelphia, and through it, to cities all over the world; the belief that social justice lies at the root of improving health; and the firm conviction that we can and must use our skills to support effective practice and policy, recognizing that our science and training must have the goal of effecting change and creating a world that is healthier for all."

DSPH was founded in 1996 on the principle of health as a human right and the recognition of the importance of social justice as a means to achieve health for all. The magazine's cover photo features the school's "public health, human rights" pin, which is presented to new students, faculty, and staff during the annual welcome ceremony and pinning.

In the Issue:

  • Foreword in Photographs
  • Dean's Message
  • Urban Health Report
  • Focus: Global
  • Focus: Policy
  • Focus: Community
  • A Dual Burden on Women's Health
  • Diabetes: Out of Control
  • Dornsife in Depth (2021 in Review)
  • Outstanding Dornsife Alumni to Celebrate 25 Years
  • Dornsife Highlights

Dornsife SPH Magazine is published annually by the school.