Jeffrey Hom


Jeffrey Hom


901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

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Jeffrey Hom


Research & Practice Interests

Substance use
Domestic public health and health policy
Infectious diseases
Palliative care


MD, Harvard Medical School
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
MSHP, University of Pennsylvania


University Appointment

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.