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Books & Journals

The Jefferson School of Population Health produces a variety of publications, including books, peer-reviewed journals and newsletters. Faculty and staff of the School have authored and edited ground-breaking works that focus on topics such as quality and safety; health care governance; medical education; population health; and health policy.


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Health Care Quality: The Clinician's Primer. Edited by David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Janice Clarke, RN, Alexis Skoufalos, EdD, Melissa Horowitz; American College of Physician Executives (April 9, 2012).
Purchase from American Association for Physician Leadership.


Demand Better! Revive Our Broken Healthcare System. Sanjaya Kumar, MD, MSc, MPH, and David B. Nash, MD, MBA; Second River Healthcare Press.
Purchase from Second River Healthcare Press.


Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness. David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Joanne Reifsnyder, PhD, ACHPN, Raymond J. Fabius, MD, Valerie P. Pracillio, MPH. Jones & Bartlett Learning; 1st Edition (August 16, 2010). 2nd edition coming in 2015! Purchase from Jones & Bartlett Learning or Amazon.


Governance for Health Care Providers. The Call to Leadership. Edited by David B. Nash, MD, MBA, William J. Oetgen, MD, MBA, and Valerie P. Pracilio. Productivity Press (December 10, 2008)
Purchase from CRC Press or Amazon.


The Health Care Quality Book: Vision, Strategy and Tools. Edited by Elizabeth R. Ransom, MD, Maulik S. Joshi, DrPH, David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Scott B. Ransom, DO, FACHE. Health Administration Press; 2nd edition (November 14, 2008). Purchase from Health Administration Press or Amazon.


Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century. Edited by David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Alexandria Skoufalos, EdD, Megan Hartman MS, and Howard Horwitz, MPH. American College of Physician Executives; 1st edition (November 1, 2006).
Purchase from American Association for Physician Leadership or Amazon.


The Quality Solution: The Stakeholder's Guide to Improving Health Care. Edited by David B. Nash, MD, MBA, and Neil I. Goldfarb. Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 1st edition (September 15, 2006).
Purchase from Amazon.


Economic Evaluation in U.S. Health Care: Principles and Applications. Laura T. Pizzi, PharmD, MPH, and Jennifer Lofland, PhD, PharmD, MPH. Jones and Bartlett Publishers; 1st edition (September 23, 2005).
Purchase from Amazon.


Connecting with the New Healthcare Consumer: Defining Your Strategy. David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Mary Pat Manfredi, Barbara Bozarth, and Susan Howell. Jones and Bartlett Publishers; 1st edition (April 15, 2001)
Purchase from Amazon.


Disease Management: A Systems Approach to Improving Patient Outcomes Research. Edited by Warren E. Todd, MBA, and David Nash, MD, MBA. Josey-Bass; 1st edition (January 22, 2001).
Purchase from Amazon.

Journals and Journal Supplements


American Journal of Medical Quality – Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality. This peer-reviewed journal keeps readers informed about the resources, processes, and perspectives contributing to quality measurement and improvement, and presents a forum for the exchange of ideas, strategies, and methods in the delivery of health care.


P&T (Pharmacy and Therapeutics)  This peer-reviewed journal provides pharmacy and therapeutics committee members with the latest information to help them manage their formularies and establish medication-related policies. Additional resources such as video interviews and daily breaking news can also be found at For product formulary data, P&T committee members may register for access via this Web site or by going directly to


Population Health Management – Official Journal of The Population Health Alliance. This authoritative peer-reviewed journal delivers a comprehensive, integrated approach to the field of population health and provides information designed to improve the systems and policies that affect health care quality, access, and outcomes. For more information, visit MaryAnn Liebert Publishers

Access a video of Dr. Nash on Population Health Management here.

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American Health & Drug Benefits This peer-reviewed journal examines drug and other healthcare intervention value from the separate and unified vantage points of each healthcare stakeholder: patients, payers, providers, purchasers, manufacturers, distributors, regulators and evaluators.

Recent Journal Supplements

Population Health Management:
Community Health Collaboratives: Supporting Innovation in Public Policy, Care Delivery, and Coordination, October 2013

A special Open Access supplment focusing on long-term, effective solutions to improving health care quality and reducing costs. Funding for this enduring material was provided to the Jefferson School of Population Health by the Nicholson Foundation.


American Journal of Medical Quality: Pulse: A Report on the UHC 2013 Conference 

More than 1,600 UHC members, staff, and supplier partners gathered in Atlanta, GA for UHC’s third annual member conference, a national showcase focused on improving patient care and organizational efficiency.


Population Health Matters

Population Health Matters  is a well-established, peer-reviewed publication with a large and loyal audience of readers from diverse fields and backgrounds. Population Health Matters aims to further the mission of the School of Population Health by highlighting initiatives that have policy implications at the local, regional, and national levels. Population Health Matters is published quarterly and is governed by an editorial board comprised of Thomas Jefferson University faculty and expert policy stakeholders.

Prescriptions for Excellence

Prescriptions for Excellence in Healthcare: Prescriptions for Excellence in Health Care is devoted to quality improvement and patient safety. Produced by the Jefferson School of Population Health in partnership with Lilly USA, LLC. the publication is offered quarterly.