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Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health

Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor & Policy and Community Engagement Co-Lead

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, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor & Research and Data Co-Lead
Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor & Policy and Community Engagement Co-Lead
Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH
Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health & Director
Alex Ezeh, PHD
Professor of Global Health & Training Co-Lead
Rebecca Finkel
Communications Manager
Erikka Gilliam
Senior Data Manager
Jana Hirsch
Assistant Research Professor
Matthew Jannetti
Data Analyst and Engineer
Jennifer Kolker, MPH
Associate Clinical Professor & Policy and Community Engagement Co-Lead
Mariana Lazo Elizondo
Co-Lead, Community Engagement Core
Félice Lê-Scherban, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor & Training Co-Lead
Gina Lovasi, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Urban Health & Co-Director
Edwin McCulley
Research Coordinator
Kari Moore, MS
Research and Data Co-Lead
Tyler Munn
Project Coordinator
Sam Rivera
leader of West Philly Promise Neighborhood’s indicators work


March 1, 2022
In late Spring 2022, NNIPHQ, in partnership with CSR Communications,... [read more]
April 2020
CI:NOW reframed the gloomy conversation around the COVID-19 outbreak to a message of thanks to the community members who are sheltering at home to protect their families and neighbors. Their... [read more]
September 5, 2019
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... [read more]


October 28, 2022
Presentation - By: Erikka Gilliam, Christina Brown

Urban Health Collaborative

Philadelphia Slides
October 28, 2022
Video - By: Amy Carroll-Scott, Caroline Issacs, Rahul Jayaraman, Erikka Gilliam, Christina Brown

Urban Health Collaborative, Urban Institute

December 3, 2020
Presentation - By: Amy Carroll-Scott, Danny Galpern

Urban Health Collaborative

NNIP showcase_120320_COVID19 Dashboard.pptx
COVID-19 Vulnerability Indicators
December 1, 2020
Digital Feature - By: Amy Carroll-Scott, Félice Lê-Scherban

Urban Health Collaborative

COVID-19 Vulnerability Indicators Dashboard
November 23, 2020
Job Description - By: Urban Health Collaborative

Urban Health Collaborative

Partner Webinars

December 3, 2020 - 3:00pm

Idea Showcases are 5 minute opportunities to highlight or talk about the great work our organizations are doing. We had a great line up for this showcase!  •    Amy Carroll-Scott and Danny... [read more]

Presenters Amy Carroll-Scott, Philadelphia, Phyllis Resnick, The Colorado Futures Center, Erik Woodworth, Atlanta, Sarah Stein, Atlanta Fed, Sonia Torres Rodriguez, NNIP HQ
January 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

NNIP HQ will start with a quick update on network... [read more]

Presenters Jana Hirsch, Urban Health Collaborative, Erik Woodworth, Neighborhood Nexus, Mariko Toyoji and Sara Jaye Sanford, Public Health - Seattle &, King County, Rob Pitingolo, NNIP Coordinator