For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Public Health Immersion Program

Drexel Dornisfe Public Health Immersion Program 2020

The Dornsife School of Public Health's Immersion Program engages our incoming students in learning about public health practice in collaboration with faculty, alumni, and community partners with expertise in various topics. Students expand their knowledge of different areas of public health and learn about the School's contributions to public health locally and globally.

All incoming and current Dornsife students at all academic levels (undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral) are welcome to participate.


2020 Immersion Program for Incoming Students

The 2020 Immersion Program was an all-virtual event featuring five asynchronous modules and three synchronous sessions that were live-streamed.

Online Learning Modules

The five asynchronous modules featured a faculty member focusing on research related to a public health topic, an alumnus perspective of working in the field, and examples of student experiences while at Dornsife. The five topics were Housing and Homelessness, Infectious Disease, Mental Health, Reproductive and Global Health, and Violence.


Housing and Homelessness

Mental Health

Infectious Disease

Reproductive & Global Health

Mental Health

Infectious Disease

Sexual/Reproductive Health

Housing & Homelessness
(See this New York Times article
for related reading on housing




Live-Streamed Panel Discussions

The three synchronous online sessions featured a moderated discussion with the panelists and take questions from the audience. The sessions focused on the health disparities faced by the following populations:

  • Black American's Health
  • LGBTQ Health
  • Immigrant Health