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Dornsife Ranks #1 School of Public Health in Philadelphia Region by U.S. News & World Report

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April 9, 2024

Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH) ranks among the top 25 overall public health schools and programs in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report 2024.

Drexel Dornsife ranks #18 (tied) out of 213 public health schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Once more, this report ranks DSPH as the #1 school of public health in the Greater Philadelphia region.

The rankings are released annually by U.S. News & World Report and are based on peer assessment surveys. As more schools and programs are accredited, the rankings become more competitive. Since 2015, DSPH has been recognized as a top graduate school nationally.

Beginning in 2023, U.S. News & World Report began ranking public health specialty areas which are also based off peer review. DSPH has ranked for the following fields of public health in 2024:

“This peer recognition speaks to the Dornsife community’s many contributions to innovation in public health research and education,” said Gina Lovasi, PhD, MPH, interim dean of DSPH and Dornsife associate professor of urban health. “We continue to strive to bring health equity and human rights centrally into all that we do and look forward to continued connection to peer schools and programs so that we can collectively improve in making diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging a reality in our work and for our students,”

Each of these rankings reflects the school’s commitment to improving the health of communities and populations through education and training programs, conducting research, and forging cooperative partnerships with other civic, business, and academic institutions who aim to solve health challenges across the globe.

DSPH has grown and expanded since the last release of rankings in 2023, and major achievements include:

As a leader in urban health and community engaged public health, DSPH continues to advance its founding commitment to health as a human right and to social justice as key to improving population health.

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