Rickie Brawer, PhD, MPH, MCHES


Rickie Brawer


211 South 9th Street
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Rickie Brawer, PhD, MPH, MCHES


Research & Practice Interests

Community-Based Participatory Research
Built Environment
Developing Low-Literacy Materials
Coalition Development and Sustainability
Men's Health Issues
Breast Cancer
Developing Community Wellness Centers


PhD, Temple University
MPH, Temple University
BS, University of Connecticut



Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)


Program Planning, Implementation & Evaluation
Social & Behavioral Foundations in Public Health


Dr. Brawer is Co- Director of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Center for Urban Health and Assistant Professor in Jefferson Medical College’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. She has spent more than two decades practicing public health in the Philadelphia area primarily through relationships with community based organizations and serving on a variety of health related taskforces that create change through collaboration efforts. As Co-Director of Jefferson Hospital’s Center for Urban Health, she supports Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s commitment to improve the health of the community through community health assessment and planning, health promotion and education, advocacy and research.

As Co-Director of Jefferson Medical College’s College within the College-Population Health Program and the JEFF MD Scholarly Inquiry Population Health Tract, Dr. Brawer has been instrumental in integrating public health content, including a focus on the social determinants of health, into core medical school curriculum.  She also teaches in the MPH program at Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Population Health. Her research interests include obesity (food access and built environment), health literacy, Medical Legal Partnerships, and chronic disease prevention/management.

She has received multiple awards as an educator and practitioner, including an achievement award from the College of Physicians for “Respecting the voice of the community in addressing public health challenges and mentoring current and future leaders in public health and healthcare.”