Today’s cities face many challenges, including climate change, rising inequality, and health disparities. Yet urban environments offer optimum opportunities for the development of innovative programs and policies that can improve population health. The annual Drexel Urban Health Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to spark conversations and new ideas about how to turn evidence into action, share creative methods and solutions, and stimulate debate among participants from diverse perspectives and fields.

Topics Include:Addressing urban health crises and disaster preparednessPerspectives of urban health leadersPlace-based approaches to healthInnovations in data collection and analysis for researchThe role of cities in creating changes in population healthUrban design and action strategies to improve healthUrbanization, migration and displacement


  • Occurs Thursday, September 5th, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Occurs Friday, September 6th, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:35 pm


Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health Nesbitt Hall

3215 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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