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Urban Strategy in the Present Tense ft. Priya Mammen

Urban Strategy in the Present Tense is a conversation series featuring notable urbanists discussing their frontline work in urban resilience, as well as sharing their insights about public policymaking, urban problem solving, and life in Philadelphia.

The series is produced by the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University in partnership with the Urban Strategy Masters Program in Drexel's Westphal College of Media, Arts & Design.

Priya Mammen is an Emergency Physician and public health advocate. After graduating from Tufts University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Child Development in 1997, she worked with John Snow, Inc and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).  She was engaged in health systems development in war-torn countries, such as Cambodia, and speci´Čücally focused on the integration of reproductive health services to the community health infrastructure by facilitating interagency collaborations. Dr. Mammen completed a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her medical education at Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at Temple University Hospital. Her research interests include Emergency Department utilization by the medically underserved and as a point of access to care. Dr Mammen served as Director of Public Health Programs and Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Health.