David Perlman, PhD

David Perlman, PhD

David Perlman PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Public Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business


PhD, Philosophy (specializing in bioethics), University of Tennessee

MA, Philosophy, Georgia State University

BS, Biology and Philosophy/Classics, Emory University


At the University of the Sciences, Dr. Perlman teaches courses in public health law, ethics, and policy as well as business ethics. Dr. Perlman’s research projects center on legal, ethical, and policy elements of public health departments and their functions as well as research on topics related to education in ethics. Both interests stem from Dr. Perlman’s work in these areas as a former executive at a state department of health, an education advisor at GlaxoSmithKline, and consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. At Penn, Dr. Perlman teaches courses in ethics for medical and nursing students and conducts research on the integration of technology and pedagogy. His interests in this area have earned him several teaching awards and grants, including being the inaugural recipient of the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Student Nurse Association at Penn in 2008 and receiving an innovation award and named as a Distinguished Educator for TurningTechnologies, LLC. Dr. Perlman also operates a small ethics education business (www.e4ethics.net) to develop and license technologies to deliver innovative educational programs.

Dr. Perlman is the author of several publications in top, peer-reviewed journals (JAMA’s Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of Medicine, Law & Ethics, Journal of Research Compliance, and Journal of Research Administration). He frequently speaks at international, national, and regional bioethics conferences (Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research, Society for Clinical Research Associates, Society of Research Administrators, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and American Public Health Association).

Contact Information

Mailing address: University of the Sciences
600 S. 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215-596-7027

d [dot] perlman [at] usciences [dot] edu