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Marla J. Gold, MD

Dean Emerita and Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, Dornsife School of Public Health

Marla Gold’s work has focused on understanding and creating integrated systems of health care delivery, issues of public health infrastructure, and health administration and leadership. Dr. Gold has extensive experience working with diverse leaders in health care, government (local, state and federal levels), social services, community-based organizations and neighborhoods in designing and implementing such programs as region-wide comprehensive HIV care. In the early 1990s, she served as Philadelphia’s Assistant Health Commissioner for Infectious Disease Control in the Public Health Department, where she was responsible for all reportable and communicable diseases and conditions in Philadelphia. She served as Chief of the Division of HIV/AIDS Medicine and Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at the former MCP Hahnemann Medical School. Dr. Gold served as Dean of the Drexel University School of Public Health from 2002 - 2013. In addition, she has published in the area of HIV policy, treatment and prevention and lectured extensively on an array of related topics to diverse audiences. Dr. Gold has been a member of the Philadelphia Board of Health over two Mayoral administrations. Currently she serves on the Philadelphia Mayor’s Advisory Committee for “Healthy Philadelphia” – interventions designed to reduce obesity, diabetes and smoking among the region’s population. She received her BS from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, and an MD from University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey. She completed her internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.