PopTalk Webinar Series


As the first designated college of population health in the country, JCPH is dedicated to the exploration of policies and forces that determine the health and quality of life of populations locally, nationally, and globally.

PopTalks are one-hour webinars featuring leaders in population health with specific expertise in healthcare quality and safety, operational excellence, population health intelligence, health economics and outcomes research, health policy, and more. Our PopTalks are recorded and uploaded to the Jefferson Digital Commons site.

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Upcoming PopTalks

Strategies for a Healthier Employee Population: How Principles of Population Health Apply

October 26, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 pm ET

Nearly half of Americans received employer-sponsored health insurance in 2018. How can the principles of population health enable employers to provide better quality and patient experience in healthcare for their employees, while keeping costs manageable? Dr. Kaminski will lead a discussion with two leaders in the new Population Health for Employers program at the Jefferson College of Population Health.



Neil Goldfarb

President and CEO
Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health


Michael Kobernick, MD, MS, CPE

Medical Director, Clinical Account Management
Blue Cross of Michigan


Mitchell A. Kaminski, MD, MBA

Program Director, Population Health
Jefferson College of Population Health

Navigating Through the COVID-19 Pandemic Utilizing Data & Analytics

November 5, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 pm ET

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought to light unique challenges in acquiring key metrics across a large multi- campus health system.  This presentation will highlight the unique partnership between the COVID-19 Incident Command Center and the Enterprise Analytics team in the journey to develop powerful analytics to support the daily management of the COVID 19 pandemic.   



Brian Glynn, RRT, MSHQS

Director, Enterprise Business Intelligence
Jefferson Health


Karen Walsh, MS, MBA

Program Director, Health Data Science
Jefferson College of Population Health

How to Get Results: The Impact of Operational Excellence in Healthcare

November 12, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 pm ET

Operational Excellence provides a framework to drive meaningful change in any environment. The Webinar uses a real world case study to highlight the impact of Operational Excellence topics such as Lean, project management, and change leadership.  This session focuses on strategies and tools to lead transformational efforts and improving healthcare delivery efficiency and effectiveness.



Dennis R. Delisle, ScD, FACHE

Executive Director, University Hospital
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s flagship facility


Mary Reich Cooper, MD, JD

Program Director, Healthcare Quality & Safety
Program Director, Operational Excellence
Jefferson College of Population Health

Recent PopTalks

Public Health Toolbox: Arts Informed Research

October 21, 2020

Driving Quality Improvement Through the Morbidity & Mortality Conference Portal

October 14, 2020

Confronting Inequities Uncovered By COVID-19: We’re NOT all in this together…What Can Health Providers Do?

September 30, 2020

Population Health and Complexity Science: A Leadership Primer

September 16, 2020

All our PopTalks are recorded and uploaded to 
Jefferson Digital Commons.