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 James Buehler, MD, MPH.



We're working on details of next academic year's events. But for now, please save the following dates:

October 18, 2017

Preventing Sleep-Related Deaths, a Leading Cause of Post-Neonatal Mortality

February 28, 2018 

Gun Violence in Philadelphia

May 16. 2018

Obesity and Its Prevention in Philadelphia




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, pictured above, 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: $50, pay dues online HERE.

Free for students: Complete THIS FORM and
send to Meredith Sellers at


A Message from the Chair
2016-17 Section on Public Health Annual Report
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.