James Buehler, MD
Clinical Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Health Management and Policy, Dornsife School of Public Health
James W. Buehler, MD, is a Clinical Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Health Management & Policy at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. Dr. Buehler’s interests center on improving public health systems and services, especially the interface between public health and healthcare and the shared objective to advance population health. Dr. Buehler is a former Health Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia. As a participant in Drexel’s Urban Health Collaborative, he is involved in developing partnerships and collaborations that engage UHC expertise and data resources in understanding and solving clinical and public health problems in Philadelphia.
Previously, Dr. Buehler was as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service and served as a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for over 20 years. AT CDC, his work spanned general field epidemiology, maternal and child health, infectious disease prevention (primarily HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted diseases), population health monitoring, emergency preparedness and response, public health ethics, and the integration of scientific data in public health program development and policy making. In addition, he was previous a research professor in the Epidemiology Department of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.
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