Research - Health Policy Program  

We believe that research experiences are essential to make application of in class training to real world health policy and public health issues. Our students benefit from interdisciplinary collaborations with shared faculty across USciences. In this way, we are able to offer a diverse spectrum of individual research opportunities in areas such as but not limited to Community Health Needs, Genomics, Health Economics, Health Management, Homelessness, Mental Health. Personalized Medicine Pharmacogenomics, Social Services and Urban Health.

Additionally, The Health Policy program supports research at  The National Center for Health Research, which is a nonprofit think tank that bridges the gaps between research, healthcare, and health policy.

Research Areas

Community Health Needs

Environmental Health

Health Outcomes

Personalized Medicine



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  • SUDI Hosts Online Streaming Community Forum on Opioid Epidemic

    July 16, 2018

    University of the Sciences' Substance Use Disorders Institute (SUDI) recently partnered with local activists and researchers to hold a hybrid community forum, streamed over social media as well as open to in-guest attendees on campus, to address harm reduction initiatives in discussion in Philadelphia to address the opioid epidemic.

  • USciences First Among PA Colleges for Salary After Graduation

    July 10, 2018

    In a list published by Lehigh Valley Live and The Express-Times, USciences is first among all colleges and universities in the state when ranked by how much graduates earn on average 10 years after entering the school.

  • Physics Wonder Girls Camp Teaches Science of Food and Light

    July 03, 2018

    Middle school girls interested in physics got a chance to plunge into the science behind light and food this week at the Physics Wonder Girls Summer Camp, a week-long, free STEM camp organized by Dr. Roberto Ramos, associate professor of physics.

  • USciences Medical Brigade Travels to Honduras for First Mission Trip

    July 02, 2018

    Nearly 40 USciences students traveled to Honduras this spring as part of the first ever USciences Medical Brigade to see and treat patients in clinics and help with public health and infrastructure projects.

  • Occupational Therapy Students Get Hands-On Experience at Camp Discovery

    June 26, 2018

    USciences Occupational therapy students got a different type of hands-on experience this summer as they helped to organize and host Camp Discovery, a unique camp offered to women who have had or are currently receiving treatment for cancer.

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Janelle L. Williams, EdD, MPA, MEd
Assistant Director, Health Policy Program

Office Location:

FOW 126


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495