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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  • Pharmacy Rotation Provides Students First-Hand View of Healthcare Needs in Guatemala

    August 06, 2018

    Giving a new perspective on the meaning of acting in the public health, a group of student pharmacists traveled to Panajachel, Guatemala in July as part of their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) rotations providing care to underserved communities in clinics, home care visits, and installing water filtration devices and stoves.

  • High School Students Gain Research Experience in Pharmaceutical Sciences Lab

    August 06, 2018

    Although he hasn't taken a college level course, Joseph San Filippo PharmSci'22 has already begun working in a USciences laboratory. San Filippo learned about the trials and tribulations of working in a University laboratory this summer with a stint in pharmaceutical sciences lab under the tutelage of Anil D'Mello, PhD.

  • New Residence Hall On The Rise

    August 06, 2018

    Rising six stories from what, just a few months ago, was an empty lot, University of the Sciences' new residence hall at 46th and Woodland Avenue is more than halfway complete, said Craig Washington, the University's capital projects manager.

  • Pharmacy Professor Speaks to Middle Schoolers About Health Care Careers at Summer Program on Campus

    August 01, 2018

    Speaking to a classroom of 6th and 7th grade students attending the Steppingstone Scholars STEM summer program at USciences in July, Tyan Thomas, PharmD, explained to the students what it is like to be a pharmacist and how they participate in the patient care team with doctors and nurses.

  • USciences Hosts Community Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

    August 01, 2018

    One hour each week for a month this spring, Gracie Claude and a few other members of the West Philadelphia community came to USciences campus for a crash course in resume and cover letter writing, networking, and interview skills led by Michael Clark, USciences Director of Career Services and Professional Development.

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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