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Drew A. Harris, DPM, MPH

Contact Dr. Harris

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-1708
(215) 923-7583 fax


DPM, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine
MPH, University of Medicine and Dentistry
BS, Wilkes University

University Appointments

Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

Health Policy
Population Health
Vaccine Exemption Policy
Case-Based Training
Curriculum Development


Health Policy:  Analysis & Advocacy
Essentials of Population Health
Population Health Applications
Population Health Capstone Seminar & Project
Health Policy Capstone Seminar & Project


Dr. Drew Harris is Assistant Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health (JCPH) in Philadelphia, PA. His academic interest is the complex interplay between public health, medical care and public policy. He led JCPH's Master of Science in Population Health curriculum development effort. Dr. Harris teaches courses in population health and health policy, and is Program Director of the Population Health Academy, a continuing education seminar. He is currently developing a new program for health professionals on health data analytics. His research focus is vaccine exemption policy.

Dr. Harris began his career in podiatric medicine with a specific focus on the lower extremity complications of diabetes and non-healing wounds. After receiving his MPH degree, he transitioned into public health and academic administration, developing bioterrorism and leadership training programs at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ; now part of Rutgers University). He founded the New Jersey Public Health Institute and served on the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association. He is a consultant and presenter on health policy and population health, and an active public health advocate who publishes op-eds and essays in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal and other publications.