A comprehensive program, it develops competencies in five key public health areas – behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology and health policy, advocacy and management.

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Submissions from 2011

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Assessing Nutrition Knowledge, Skill and Attitudes in Adolescent Girls, Tatyana Jean

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The Need for a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax in Philadelphia – Policy Analysis, J M. O'Dell

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Home is where the Health Is: Housing, Health and Wellness in a Chronically Homeless Population, Jessica W. Hamilton

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Mothers’ Hospital Experience with Breastfeeding: Education and Support in Metropolitan Philadelphia, Katherine E. MacLean

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Assessing Vaccine Access, Barriers, and Youth-Friendly Provider Characteristics for Adolescent Females Seeking Information on the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine, Melisa Mordenti

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Weight Status and Colorectal Cancer Screening by Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Heather Bittner Fagan, MD

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Unmet Need Within the Korean American Community: Mental Health and Higher Education From Three Perspectives, Hae Lina Kim

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Maternal Health Workforce Shortages in Southeast Pennsylvania, Jacqueline E. Kohl

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Use of Internet-Based Diabetes Self-Management Education: Emmi Solutions, Esther Pak

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Price, Access and Education at Philadelphia Farmers' Markets, Anna M. Quinn

Submissions from 2010

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Stage of Diagnosis of Breast Cancer and Socioeconomic Status in a Universal Healthcare System: A Population-Based Study in Emilia-Romagna, Italy., Daniel Friedberg

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Community Benefit: Fulfilling the Mission of an Urban Hospital System Public Health Assessment and Planning to Benefit Underserved Communities, Jillian Necky

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Consenting Patients to Oncology Based Clinical Trails: Do Clinical Researchers' Fully Understand the FDA Required Elements of the Consent Form Document?, J. Schoppe

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Knowledge and Perceived Barriers about Diabetic Retinopathy Among Patients with Diabetes in an Urban Academic Environment, Manisha Verma, MD

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A Process Evaluation of the Clinic-Community Intervention Program: Jefferson's Family Medicine Practice Weight Management Program based on the Chronic Care Model, Ashley Bowersox

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The Impact of the Closing of a Local Maternity Ward on Pregnant Women in North Philadelphia, Shilpa Jadhav

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The Convergence of Law and Medicine: Program Planning and Evaluation of a Medical-Legal Partnership, Shannon Mace

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Performance of Colorectal Cancer Screening Steps in Primary Care, Salini Mohanty

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Maximizing Volunteerism in Youth Shelters: Improving Orientation and Communication Strategies, Boudu G. Bingay

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Performance Eating for Athletic Kids (PEAK) Pilot-Testing a Nutrition Education Curriculum for an Athletics Based After-School Program, Brian Burke

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Global Health Ministry Medical Missions: Volunteer Motivations, Maura A. Murphy

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Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices of Hispanic Type 2 Diabetics in South Philadelphia, Heidi Swan

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Patient Awareness of Practicing Hand Hygiene: An Intervention for Hospitalized Oncology Patients, Brianna C. Germain

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Barriers to Medication Adherence in Patients Undergoing Recovery, Rohit A. Moghe

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Assessing the Safety Profile of the 2009 Monovalent H1N1 Vaccine: A Secondary Data Analysis of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, Megan T. Morris

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Organizational Culture and Dynamics of Primary Care Groups (PCGS) In the Local Health Authority (LHA) of Parma, Italy, Valerie P. Pracilio

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A Comparison of Intermediate Outcomes of Diabetes Care in the Diabetes Information and Support for your Health (DISH) Program in the Jefferson Family Medical Associates Practice, Jeffrey A. Reitz

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The Passage of Pennsylvania's Act 62 (HB 1150): From Concept to Health Policy, Eugene Goeser

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Assessment of Patient and Provider's Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Practices Related to Oral Health Care During Pregnancy., Megha Vaid, B.D.S.

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Using Community Based Participatory Research and Community Engagement Approaches with Established Community Partnerships to Assess Barries to HPV Immunization with Gardasil in Underserved Girls and Adolescents in a Philadelphia Neighborhood, Amina Wirjosemito

Submissions from 2009

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The Growing Incidence of Premature Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) and the Impact of Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy on BPD, Trevor T. Fusaro

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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Related to Soil-Transmitted Helminthes in Rwandan Villages, Priscilla Sepe

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Toxocariasis in the United States and the Burden of Neglected Disease: Public Health Policies For Increasing Awareness and Prevention, Jennifer Smith

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Eating health: Attitudes, behavior, and barriers to eating healthy across race in four Philadelphia neighborhoods, Sheena Ahlawat:

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Evaluation of the 215 Go Program, Semhal Berhane

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Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior Towards Cigarette Smoking in HIV-Positive Populations: An In- Depth Qualitative Study, Monica Getahun

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Using the Kids Database Survey to Evaluate the Experiences of Vaccination Providers with an Immunization Information System within the Philadelphia Area, Kathleen Grant

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Barriers to Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials: Improvements Recommendations for Missed Opportunities to Address Disparities, Michelle Marinucci

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Assessment of viral hepatitis screening policies and practice in Philadelphia methadone maintenance programs, Amy Micheli

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Identifying risk factors and prevention methods for lyme disease associated with outdoor activities in Chester county, Pennsylvania: A retrospective cohort study, Jaclyn O'Pella

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Initiation of breastfeeding in an inner-city population: cross-sectional study., Deepam Thomas

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Banning Game-Time Drinking: An Analysis of Medical Emergencies at the Nation's Largest Collegiate Football Stadium, Patrick Gomella

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Factors Associated with Failure to Attend a Postpartum Care Visit 21-56 Days Following A Live Birth at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Colleen M. Horan, MD

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Attitudes and barriers of cancer patients towards participation in yoga intervention: exploring racial differences, Desai Krupali

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The Impact of Prenatal Care and Its Relationship to Birth Outcomes at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Samiyeh J. Price

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The Association of Lifestyle Choices on the Risk of Impairment in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: An Analysis of Aerobic Exercise, Alcohol Consumption and Cigarette Smoking, Azmat J. Shah