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Janet Fleetwood, PhD, MPH

Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health

Janet Fleetwood’s work focuses on urban issues in public health, bioethics, and social justice, especially related to food scarcity, food safety, and food waste. Dr. Fleetwood served as a bioethics professor at the Drexel University College of Medicine from 1986 to 2009 and as the bioethicist for Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Fleetwood has published her work in major academic journals and has obtained funding from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Greenwall Foundation, the Culpeper Foundation, and the van Ameringen Foundation. Dr. Fleetwood previously served as a Drexel University Provost’s Fellow, and then transitioned from her faculty position in the medical school to full-time university administration, serving as Associate Vice Provost, Vice Provost, and then Senior Vice Provost until 2016. Since leaving academic administration and rejoining the faculty, she has focused on teaching and on her work in urban public health, especially food justice and sustainability.