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Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine
A forum for deliberation of relevant issues in public health in Philadelphia

The Section on Public Health & Preventive Medicine creates a forum for deliberating important issues in public health and disease prevention and provides information for improving health policies. 


The Section brings together people from across the Philadelphia region and from diverse perspectives who care about improving health in the region. The Section is chaired by Priya E. Mammen, MD, MPH, FCPP.

Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds
The Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds are a quarterly event to focus the attention of the public health community on important issues effecting healthcare and the city of Philadelphia.
Public Health Symposium
Each year, the Public Health Symposium kicks off National Public Health Week by providing a collaborative environment for academic, community, and government public health professionals to share and learn about public health initiatives and advancements in the greater Philadelphia area.
Student Poster Session
Sponsored by the Section on Public Health & Preventive Medicine, the annual Student Poster Session showcases healthcare research from students in the Philadelphia region.
Issue Briefs
Members of the Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine are leaders in their fields and as such feel a responsibility to lend their expertise to issues faced by their community.
Pop-Up Spotlight Series
The Pop-Up Spotlight Series was designed to be nimble and responsive to timely public health issues and concerns in the region. The format includes a smaller audience—in order to not just raise awareness, but more importantly spark discourse and potential action.
Public Health Recognition Awards
Every year, the Section honors individuals, organizations, and students who make substantial contributions to the field of public health through the Public Health Recognition Awards.


The Section's Steering Committee typically meets on the second Monday of each month, September through June, from 8:00am to 9:00am. Section members are invited to call or log in to the meeting. If you would like to join, please email publichealth@collegeofphysicians.org. The next meeting is Monday, March 9, 2019 at 8:00am.

Thank you to our Institutional Members for their continued support:

Arcadia University

City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Health

Drexel University

Haverford College

La Salle University

Public Health Management Corporation

Temple University

Thomas Jefferson University

University of Pennsylvania

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

West Chester University


Is your Institution interested in becoming a Member?

Send us an email to request more information!