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Urban Health Collaborative

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Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health

Contact:
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
James Buehler, MD
Clinical Professor & Research and Data Co-Lead
Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor & Policy and Community Engagement Co-Lead
Amy R. Confair, MPH
Outreach and Training Manager
Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH
Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health & Director
Jennifer Kolker, MPH
Associate Clinical Professor & Policy and Community Engagement Co-Lead
Félice Lê-Scherban, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor & Training Co-Lead
Katie Livengood, MPH
Urban Health Collaborative Project Manager
Gina Lovasi, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Urban Health & Co-Director
Yvonne Michael, ScD, SM
Associate Professor & Training Co-Lead

Activities

September 27, 2017
The Urban Health Collaborative welcomed five new fellows to the 2017-2018 Urban Health Fellowship Program. The Urban Health Collaborative’s prestigious fellowship program offers support for... [read more]
June 26, 2017
The second annual Urban Health Summer Institute, held June 26 to 30, 2017, grew to offer three courses to 41 participants. Introduction to Multilevel Analysis was offered again, while Health... [read more]

Publications

May 31, 2018
Blog post - By: Katie Livengood

Urban Health Collaborative

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March 31, 2018
Report - By: Urban Health Collaborative at the Dornsife School of Public Health

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October 1, 2017
NNIP admin document - By: Urban Health Collaborative at the Dornsife School of Public Health

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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

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