901 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Research & Practice Interests
Domestic public health and health policy
MD, Harvard Medical School
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
MSHP, University of Pennsylvania
Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health
Substance Use as a Public Health Issue
Dr. Jeffrey Hom is the medical director of the Division of Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, where he helps lead the department's response to drug use and overdose prevention. He is also a researcher and educator, and lecturers regularly on substance use, health policy and public health.
Jeff has contributed to health care and public health efforts in San Francisco, Boston, and Shiprock, New Mexico, as well as internationally in Lesotho and Cambodia, all of which have deepened his desire to improve community well-being, pursue health equity and advance social justice.
A native San Franciscan, Jeff completed his undergraduate education with a degree in Art History at Bowdoin College. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health prior to completing his residency in internal medicine-primary care at the University of California, San Francisco. Jeff was most recently a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his Masters of Science in Health Policy Research.