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Invited Speaker Series

The Urban Health Collaborative's distinguished invited speaker series "New Directions in Urban Health Research and Action" focuses on innovative approaches to improving urban health both in the United States and abroad.

Opioids and Substance Use in Philadelphia

Jeffrey Hom, MD, MPH

This event will focus on innovative approaches to improving urban health both in the United States and abroad. Jeffrey Hom, MD, MPH, is a policy advisor in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, where he provides guidance to the Health Commissioner on programs and policies related to the well-being of all Philadelphians. He is also a board-certified internist and cares for patients at the Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia. He remains committed to public service, caring for underserved populations and the application of research to advance public health. Hom has contributed to health care and public health efforts in San Francisco, Boston, and Shiprock, New Mexico, as well as internationally in Lesotho and Cambodia, all of which have deepened his desire to improve community well-being, pursue health equity and advance social justice. His present focus is on substance use, in particular issues around access to treatment and harm reduction. He will present on “Opioids and substance use in Philadelphia”.

Friday, March 1, 2019, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM 
Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market Street, Room 132
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