Today’s cities face many challenges, including climate change, rising inequality, and health disparities. Yet urban environments offer optimum opportunities for the development of innovative programs and policies that can improve population health. The biennial Drexel Urban Health Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to spark conversations and new ideas about how to turn evidence into action, share creative methods and solutions, and stimulate debate among participants from diverse perspectives and fields.
- Addressing urban health crises and disaster preparedness
- Perspectives of urban health leaders
- Place-based approaches to health
- Innovations in data collection and analysis for research
- The role of cities in creating changes in population health
- Urban design and action strategies to improve health
- Urbanization, migration and displacement
Dornsife School of Public Health
3215 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Information for visiting Philadelphia
The Study at University City
20 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sheraton Philadelphia University City
3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Homewood Suites by Hilton University City
4109 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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The Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health is conveniently located close to Philadelphia 30th Street Train Station and SEPTA trolley and SEPTA subway stations. Participants may choose to take SEPTA’s Airport Line from Philadelphia International Airport. Travel time is approximately 25 minutes. Taxi service is readily available in the Philadelphia area, and is located outside each terminal. Fares are approximately $30-35 one way from the airport.
The symposium will bring together participants across sectors and disciplines with an interest in urban health including researchers, practitioners, policymakers, planners, environmentalists, students and other stakeholders. We welcome participation from different career stages and geographic areas.
The poster session and reception will take place on the afternoon of September 5, 2019. The poster session will cover a broad range of research topics related to urban health and provide an informal setting to discuss the themes of the symposium.
Poster Session Location
Bossone Research Center
(Lobby and 3rd floor atrium level)
3140 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104