Rosie Frasso, PhD, MSc, MSc, CPH

Program Director

Rosie Frasso


901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Rosie Frasso, PhD, MSc, MSc, CPH

Program Director

Research & Practice Interests

Qualitative Research
Health Disparities
Housing Insecurity
Health Literacy
Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Projects


PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MSc (Society, Human Development & Health), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
MSc (Maternal & Child Health), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health



National Certification in Public Health (CPH)

University Appointments

Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health
Program Director, Public Health, Jefferson College of Population Health
Associate Director for Public Health, Jefferson Center of Injury Research and Prevention


Introduction to Public Health
Capstone/ILE LEAP I and II
Qualitative Methods


Dr. Rosemary (Rosie) Frasso is a public health researcher and educator. Dr. Frasso earned a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy & Practice, as well as two master's degrees from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her current research focuses on the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods in projects designed to improve population health, healthcare quality, access to health services for vulnerable populations and evaluation of educational endeavors in medicine, social work, nursing, allied health, and public health settings.  Dr. Frasso provides consultation and oversight on qualitative projects for clinicians, researchers, and students as well as for clients including the VA Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

Her expertise in qualitative methods focuses on traditional and alternative data sources and data collection approaches, including, but not limited to, arts informed research, walking interviews, photo-elicitation interviews, freelisting and consensus-deriving group approaches. Additionally, she has worked on several cross-disciplinary projects with educators, artists and economists who are committed to using qualitative methods to support and enhance community collaborations and to amplify the voices of vulnerable populations. 

Dr. Frasso is chair of JCPH's Faculty Affairs Committee, MPH Teaching Team Committee and serves and chairs several university wide, local, and national committees. She is dedicated to mentoring junior faculty and training the next generation of public health professionals through teaching and mentorship.