Willie (Billy) H. Oglesby, PhD, MBA, MSPH, FACHE

Associate Professor
Interim Dean

Willie Oglesby


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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Willie (Billy) H. Oglesby, PhD, MBA, MSPH, FACHE

Associate Professor
Interim Dean

Research & Practice Interests

Child and Adolescent Health
Health Reform
Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy
Lifestyle Medicine
Economic Evaluation
Substance Abuse
Foster Care
Judicial Diversion Programs and Specialized Dockets for Children and Parents


PhD, University of South Carolina
MBA, Kent State University
MSPH, University of South Carolina
BSBA, University of South Carolina


University Appointments

Interim Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health
Associate Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health


U.S. Healthcare Financing & Reimbursement


Dr. Billy Oglesby is the Interim Dean for the Jefferson College of Population Health where he leads all academic functions of the College, including program growth and evaluation, enrollment management, faculty development and oversight, research expansion, alumni engagement, and student support services. He also works with key leaders across the growing Jefferson enterprise and with stakeholders locally, nationally, and globally to develop new academic initiatives that promote healthcare quality and patient safety, improve operational effectiveness and efficiency, and advance public and population health.

He has worked on a career total of more than $26M in external funding, including over $8M as PI or Co-PI in a variety of population health areas including substance abuse, sexual and reproductive health, lifestyle medicine, health system science, interprofessional practice, and others. This work has been supported by a variety of federal agencies, state and local governments, foundations, and non-governmental organizations. He is a reviewer for several leading scientific journals in his field, including serving on the Editorial Board of Population Health Management. He is also a former policy consultant to the National Academies of Practice, former Trustee of the Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Prevention Teaching and Research.

Dr. Oglesby is also active in the community. He is a Court Appointed Special Advocate and Guardian Ad Litem where he advocates for abused, neglected, and dependent children in juvenile and family courts and in the foster care system. He is also a Lifetime Member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Dr. Oglesby completed his Master of Science in Public Health and PhD degrees at the University of South Carolina and completed an MBA program in healthcare management at the Kent State University College of Business Administration. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (UK) and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.