Administration, Faculty & Staff

Melissa Horowitz, BSW

Senior Project Director

Melissa joined Jefferson in 2006 as Project Director with the Department of Health Policy, Jefferson Medical College, which later became JCPH. In her current role as Senior Project Director, Melissa is primarily responsible for developing, planning, and managing a number of professional development programs, including the Population Health Academy series, Operational Excellence Boot Camps, and the High Reliability Academy.  She’s also managed the monthly PopTalk webinars and the Population Health Forum.

For the past 15 years, Melissa has been the lead manager and organizer of the Population Health Colloquium, JCPH’s signature conference, and the premier national event on population health and healthcare transformation.

Melissa has managed strategic pharmaceutical, and healthcare industry initiatives for external clients including: advisory board meetings, expert thought leader panels, collaborative working groups, ad-hoc 1-day conferences and symposia. Melissa served as the Administrator for the Continuing Pharmaceutical Education Program for Jefferson University and Hospital from 2008-2020 was responsible for accreditation compliance. She collaborated with the Office of Continuing Professional Development during the application process, approval, and implementation of Joint Accreditation in Interprofessional Continuing Education in 2019-2020. She’s a member of the Joint Accreditation/CPD Advisory Committee and previously served on the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Conference committee. 

Melissa is managing editor for Health Care Quality: The Clinician’s Primer (2012) and Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness (2nd edition, 2015). 

Melissa has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Rutgers University.