Jefferson School of Population Health
c/o PhD in Population Health Sciences
901 Walnut Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-0174


Thank you for considering the PhD in Population Health Sciences at the Jefferson School of Population Health.

In keeping with the JSPH mission, the goal of the PhD in Population Health Sciences is to prepare leaders with global vision to develop, implement and evaluate health policies and systems that improve the health of populations and thereby enhance the quality of life of these populations. More specifically, the PhD program prepares leaders as scholars, researchers, educators and health information specialists in core aspects of population health science.

Our aim is to provide an educational experience of the highest quality – exciting and relevant courses guided by leaders in the field, capped by an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and apply your new insights and capabilities in a dynamic healthcare setting.

What makes Jefferson different?

First, our reputation in both health sciences education and healthcare delivery is unparalleled. More than two decades ago, we were one of the first major academic health centers to recognize the importance of health policy and to introduce it into the education of medical and healthcare practitioners.

Next, we deliberately developed a rigorous, application-focused curriculum. Your Jefferson PhD will prepare you to excel as a practitioner of population health sciences across a variety of dynamic employment settings – from government to academia, industry to community-based non profits.

Finally, our Dean, David B. Nash, MD, MBA, and Faculty are connected to policy experts across the country and around the world. Our research is cutting edge, and our reach assures a capstone experience with one of the nation’s top organizations.

I hope that you will consider joining us: you can make a world of difference with a PhD from Jefferson!


David Delgado, PhD
Director of Doctoral Programs