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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.

David B. Nash, MD, MBA, is the Founding Dean Emeritus and the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy at the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH). His tenure as Dean completes nearly 30 years on the University faculty. Nash was recently appointed Special Assistant to Bruce Meyer, MD, MBA, President of Jefferson Health.

Dr. Nash is a board-certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development and quality-of-care improvement.

Repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare's list of Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare, his national activities cover a wide scope. Dr. Nash is a principal faculty member for quality of care programming for the American Association of Physician Leadership (AAPL) in Tampa, FL and leads their academic joint venture with JCPH. He serves on the National Quality Forum (NQF) Task Force on Improving Population Health and the John M. Eisenberg Award Committee for The Joint Commission. He also is a founding member of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) IQ Steering Committee, the group charged with infusing the tenets of quality and safety into medical education. Dr. Nash was recently appointed to the Executive Research Advisory Council (ERAC) of the Pharmaceutical Quality Alliance (PQA) in Washington, DC.

Dr. Nash has governance responsibilities for organizations in the public and private sectors. He has chaired the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (HC4) for more than 20 years and he is widely recognized as a pioneer in the public reporting of outcomes. Dr. Nash has been a hospital trustee for 20 years. He served on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Healthcare Partners (now Mercy Partners), in Cincinnati, OH (1998–2008), where he was the inaugural chair of the board committee on Quality and Safety. He concluded his tenure (2009-2017) on the board of Main Line Health, a four-hospital system in suburban Philadelphia, PA, where he also chaired the board committee on Quality and Safety. He now serves on the board of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM). In 2018 he joined the board of the National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care (NIC) – a national not-for-profit to enable housing choices for elders. Finally, in 2019, he joined the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Foundation Board in Arlington, VA.


Recent events have tested almost every aspect of our healthcare system, forcing us to think and act in bold new ways. Health policy is taking center stage, opening new conversations about what we can and should be doing in order to preserve health and protect our communities.

With the benefit of this new perspective, it's time to take a fresh look at policies regarding health insurance, reimbursement, social services and public health initiatives that support community health and education.

Join our Interim Dean Billy Oglesby for a frank and lively discussion with health policy expert and our Emeritus Dean David B. Nash.

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