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Michelle Bragg, PhD, was recently named assistant professor of health policy and public health in University of the Sciences in Philadelphia’s Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy. As an interdisciplinary faculty member, Dr. Bragg will be jointly appointed in the University’s Department of Health Policy and Public Health and in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business.
Dr. Bragg has a wide range of policy-related research experience, as well as experience interfacing with nonprofit, government, academic, corporate, and congressional stakeholders and constituents. Prior to joining University of the Sciences, Dr. Bragg held research appointments at Penn State University and Wellesley College. She also held appointments as a congressional fellow; senior associate for the government of the District of Columbia’s Center for Innovation and Reform; director of the Leadership Institute for Public Service for the Congressional Black Congress Foundation, Inc.; and as a Mirzayan science and technology policy fellow with The National Academies.
Dr Bragg brings a wealth of knowledge and research expertise in social and economic determinants of health, health disparities, and aging studies. Her research interests include family and child health and health-related issues central to men and their roles as fathers. Her professional affiliations include the American Political Science Association and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
Dr. Bragg, a native of Elmira, N.Y., received a PhD in public policy from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., an MS in applied economics from The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and a BBA from Prairie View A & M University of Texas in Prairie View, Texas.