Urban Health Collaborative

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Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health

Amy Carroll-Scott, Assistant Professor

The Urban Health Collaborative (UHC) is an interdisciplinary research, policy, community outreach, and training center at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH). The DSPH is an accredited school of public health that provides education, conducts research, and partners with communities and other organizations to improve the health of populations.

The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative works to improve health in cities by increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness of health and health variation within cities, and by promoting urban policies and partnerships that promote health and reduce health inequalities.

The UHC is committed to:

  • generating information on the magnitude and causes of urban health problems that are useful to city residents, and policy makers (data for action), including comparative data across neighborhoods that can be used to motivate local action and healthy policies (place–based approaches);
  • identifying the interventions and policies best suited to improving health and eliminating health inequalities, including generating the evidence base for these actions and rigorously evaluating interventions and policies after they are implemented (evidence for policy);
  • engaging with communities, government, non profits, businesses, and other stakeholders in order to increase awareness of urban health issues and translate evidence into effective action (community and policy‐maker engagement).
Amy Auchincloss
Research and Data Core Co-lead
Amy Carroll-Scott
Assistant Professor
Amy Confair
Outreach and Training Manager
Ana Diez Roux
Co-Director and Research and Data Core Co-Lead
Jennifer Kolker
Associate Dean for Practice and Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy
Felice Le-Scherban
Training Core Co-Lead
Gina Lovasi
Co-Director and Associate Professor of Urban Health
Yvonne Michael
Training Core Co-Lead


2010 - 2013
MPIP assisted the Cultural Alliance to create a “Roadmap for Regional Activity Analysis” that inventoried existing partnerships, surveyed the education and outreach directors of... [read more]
2010 - 2012
MPIP is providing data and mapping assistance to the ArtsRising project being implemented by a combination of arts and children’s organizations.  In conjunction with five Philadelphia middle... [read more]
April 2017
The Urban Health Collaborative is working with the Home Preservation Initiative (... [read more]


June 1, 2017
Report - By: Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH, Rosie Mae Henson, MPH, Jennifer Kolker, MPH, Jonathan Purtle, DrPH

Urban Health Collaborative

Health Affairs article June 2017-Carroll-Scott.pdf
The Role of Nonprofit Hospitals in Identifying and Addressing Health Equities in Cities
May 24, 2017
Report - By: Urban Health Collaborative at the Dornsife School of Public Health

Urban Health Collaborative

May 18, 2017
Presentation - By: Amy Carroll-Scott

Urban Health Collaborative

May 17, 2017
Presentation - By: Amy Carroll-Scott

Urban Health Collaborative

PowerPoint Presentation
May 8, 2017
Announcement - By: Urban Institute

Urban Health Collaborative

Link to UHC