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Dr. Marla Gold Named Vice Provost for Community Health Care Innovation

New Post Created to Nurture a Culture of Wellness at Drexel

Marla J. Gold, MD, currently vice provost for community health, has been appointed to the new position of senior vice provost for Community Health and Chief Wellness Officer.
Samantha Rivera Joseph and her husband, Antoine Joseph, pose outside of the Sun Building.

Drexel Doctoral Student Sparks Action, Seeks Community Support to Save the Sun Building

This month and with more donations needed, Samantha Rivera Joseph, a PhD student in the Dornsife School of Public Health, hopes to buy the historic building in her Mt. Airy neighborhood and convert it into a community meeting space with crowdsourced funds.
Dr. Marla Gold Named Vice Provost for Community Health Care Innovation

How the Return Oversight Committee is Guiding Drexel During the Pandemic

Marla Gold, MD, director of the Return Oversight Committee, discussed how decisions are made to ensure the safety of Drexel students, faculty, professional staff and neighbors both on and off campus.
Due to Low Satisfaction with Care Access, Some Rural Enrollees in Medicare Advantage are Switching to Traditional Medicare

Due to Low Satisfaction with Care Access, Rural Enrollees in Medicare Advantage are Switching to Traditional Medicare

More than one out of every 10 seniors (10.5%) enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, also known as a Medicare managed care option, and living in a rural area, switched to traditional Medicare during 2010-2016. The switch was driven primarily due to low satisfaction with care access, according to a study published this week in Health Affairs from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. 

The cover of "Pandemics for Babies." Photo courtesy Sourcebooks Kids.

They Wrote the Book on ‘Pandemics for Babies’

Inspired by their public health backgrounds and their young son, two Drexel alums (one now a Drexel professor) authored two children’s books about pandemics and germ theory.
PES refinery site

Visioning the Future of the PES Refinery Complex

“Visioning the Future of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery Complex,” is a report about  the potential long-term future of the former 1,400-acre Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery site on the Lower Schuylkill. The report was designed to spark a conversation about how to ensure the long-term development of the site allows connectivity to the rest of the city and yields equitable economic and environmental benefits to the city and its residents. The report was created through a community visioning process funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.   

Chronic Kidney Disease by neighborhood in Philadelphia

Your Neighborhood May Raise Your Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease

A neighborhood’s overall socioeconomic status, including income and education-level, may influence its residents’ risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a study recently published in SSM Population Health by researchers from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

Andrea Eleazar's work station for her remote STAR Scholars experience this summer. Drexel's STAR Scholars program was one of the deciding factors for Eleazar in choosing to attend Drexel.

How Drexel’s STAR Scholars Program Still Went According to Plan Despite Pandemic

The program, which gives highly motivated first-year students the opportunity to conduct faculty-mentored undergraduate research, supported 101 students this summer with stipends and remote positions, plus more in-person opportunities planned for the upcoming academic year.

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Is Philadelphia Advancing in the War Against Cancer?

As recent racial justice protests and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic illuminate the role that structural racism and socioeconomic factors play in the health of Americans, significant disparities may be found in cancer rates and outcomes, according to “State of Cancer in Philadelphia,” a report issued this week from Drexel University’s Urban Health Collaborative, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Fox Chase Cancer Center, sponsored by Lazarex Cancer Foundation. 
Offered by Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health, this new minor builds on the growing evidence base linking arts and public health, and complements many different fields of study.

New Arts and Community Health Graduate Minor Teaches Broad, Timely Concepts

Offered by the Dornsife School of Public Health, this new minor builds on the growing evidence base linking arts and public health, and complements many different fields of study.

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COVID-19 Q&A With Dornsife School of Public Health Dean Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD

In this Q&A, the dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health sorts out fact from fiction and shares what experts know so far about the novel coronavirus.

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One Year Into ‘Soda Tax,’ Drexel Researchers Find Law Did Not Affect Consumption of Sweetened Beverages

One year into Philadelphia’s 1.5-cents-per-ounce “soda tax,” new findings show that the law had minimal to no influence on what Philadelphians are drinking. The results were published this month in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.