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Who We Are

Who We Are

We are re-imagining the future of public health.

The College of Public Health is one of the largest and most diverse colleges of its kind in the country, incorporating healthcare and health services disciplines as well as traditional public health programs. The college is home to the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Services Administration and Policy (including Health Informatics), Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences (including Occupational Therapy and Recreation Therapy), and Social and Behavioral Sciences, as well as the School of Social Work. Across our 17 disciplines and more than 50 academic programs, we are working to serve our students and our community.

The College of Public Health is growing.

In 2017 the College of Public Health was fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The college is one of two CEPH-accredited schools of public health in the Philadelphia region, and one of three in the state of Pennsylvania. Our college-level accreditation comes on the heels of several other major advancements this year, including the opening of our cutting-edge new clinical education spaces, the expansion of our newly renamed Office of Clinical Practice and Field Education, and the ongoing growth of our research and educational portfolios. Over the next several years, the college will continue to expand its footprint with new facilities and continue growing its enrollment, faculty and staff.

Join us—together, we are redefining leadership in public health.

Welcome to our newest faculty members.

We are building on our traditional strengths in teaching, research and academic leadership by expanding our talented faculty. Since 2014 we have hired 106 new faculty members who bring their skills in the classroom, research laboratories and communities. In the past year, the following 21 faculty joined the College of Public Health:

  • Lisa Bedore, Chair and Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Sofia Carreno, Clinical Instructor, Nursing
  • Elizabeth Chmielewski-Yee, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Susan Connor, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Melanie Drolsbaugh, Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Bari Dzomba, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Health Services Administration and Policy
  • Ilene Hollin, Assistant Professor, Health Services Administration and Policy
  • LaKeetra Josey, Associate Professor of Instruction, Nursing
  • Julia Kobulsky, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
  • Barbara Little, Clinical Instructor, Nursing
  • Aimee Joy Palumbo, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Richard Patterson, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Kinesiology
  • Laura Rauth, Clinical Instructor, Nursing
  • Abby Rudolph, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Krista Schroeder, Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Brittany Schuler, Assistant Professor, Social Work
  • Brandon Snead, Instructor, Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Brandie Taylor, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Brenda Teichman, Clinical Instructor, Nursing
  • Elizabeth Thomas, Research Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Annette M. Willgens, Associate Professor of Instruction, Physical Therapy