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Public Health and Preventive Medicine

The Section on Public Health creates a forum for deliberation of relevant issues in public health, and provides information for the development of health policy.


The Section brings together public health professionals from all across the region to study public health problems and assess potential responses. Section events are listed on the College's Calendar of Events. The Section is chaired by Robert G. Sharrar, MD, MSc, FCPP.




Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds

Poverty & Public Health: Addressing the Causes and Consequences

May 24, 2017 | 5:30-7:00pm


Natalie Levkovich, Executive Director, Health Federation of Philadelphia

Mitch Little, MS, Director, Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

Giridhar G. Mallya, MD, MSHP, Senior Policy Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Imani Sullivan, Witnesses to Hunger

Register HERE.



The Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine annually recognizes outstanding achievement in the Philadelphia public health community by presenting three awards at the Annual Public Health Student Poster Session. The list of past winners is here. This year, the winners accepted their awards at the May 9 Poster Session. Those honored were:

Individual Recognition Award: Robert Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH, Jefferson College of Population Health

Organization Recognition Award: LaSalle Neighborhood Nursing Center

Student Recognition Award: Alia Salam, Jefferson College of Population Health




Membership in the Section is open to all. Section Members pay dues that go toward the cost of programming and mailings to its members.

Membership Fee: $40, pay dues online HERE.

Free for students: Complete this form and return to Meredith Sellers at


2015-16 Section Annual Report
A Message from the Chair
Section on Public Health Membership Form

Fill out and mail in this form to join the Section, or use the link above to join and pay your membership dues online.