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Stories of Dornsife Students Committed to Urban Health

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Advancing Health as a Human Right in the Epidemiology Field

A doctoral student's work addresses health disparities in urban settings, particularly surrounding COVID inequities.

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Addressing the Unmet Health Needs of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

An MPH student's ILE project supports local post-incarceration organizations and social workers to improve linkages to care for released detainees.

Maternal Child Health Student Organization students volunteering with the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

Maternal Child Health Student Organization Prepares Healthy Meals for West Philly Community Members

Peers from the MCH Student Organization joined the Dornsife Center for its monthly community dinner.

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Advancing Health and Economic Equity for Fellow Philadelphians

An MPH/MBA student reflects on his experience combining policy analysis with advocacy work.

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A Community-Focused Approach to Public Health

An MPH student combines his experiences in education and community outreach to support the Urban Health Collaborative and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

Improving Hospital Safety Through Infection Prevention and Control

An MPH alum shares experiences working as an infection control practitioner in a large academic medical center.

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Maximizing the Impact of Urban Tree Planting in Philadelphia

An MPH student interned at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and helped support the city’s goal to increase tree canopy coverage by 30 percent in 2025.

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Using Data and Storytelling to Better Serve Veterans

An MPH student uses his analytical and storytelling abilities to support a nonprofit serving veterans.

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Taking Action to End Hunger in Philadelphia, One Granola Bar at a Time

An alum launches a healthy granola bar business to help individuals facing hunger.

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Advocating for Sustainable and Fair Transportation

An MPH student aims to improve Philadelphia's built environment.

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Dornsife Students Make a Difference in the Changing Urban Landscape of Philadelphia

Students assessed the impacts of a new public space: Cherry Street Pier.

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Changing the Public Health Game in the Greater Philadelphia Area

A Dornsife alum is honored for her ability to leverage technology to improve public health.

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Receiving Recognition for Innovative Research

A doctoral candidate wins an award for exploring how school nurses might help prevent HPV.

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Changing the Way Addiction is Treated

An alum builds a career improving care for the underserved.

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New Class of MPH Students Experience Public Health Immersion

Students kick-off the year discovering Philadelphia’s public health challenges and opportunities.

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Dornsife Welcome Week Kicks Off with Volunteer Effort

New students get to work fighting hunger in Philadelphia.