Public Health Faculty

Julie Becker PhD, MPH

Program Director, MPH Program

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Public Health

j [dot] becker [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.7028


Dr. Becker is a specialist in environmental health and has taught in many public health and nursing programs throughout the region. Her research interests include pharmaceuticals in the environment and evaluations of community-based participatory...
Amy Jessop PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Health, Director of HepTREC, a center for viral hepatitis-related research and community engagement

a [dot] jessop [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.7637


Dr. Jessop's work focuses on the prevention, screening and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly vaccine-preventable infections and viral hepatitis. She is a founder and Director of HepTREC, a center for health service research and...
Andrew Peterson
Andrew Peterson PharmD, PhD

The John Wyeth Dean, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy

Interim Chair, Department of Health Policy and Public Health

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Professor of Health Policy and Public Health

a [dot] peters [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8877


Dr. Peterson has more than 20 years research experience in pharmacy management, managed care pharmacy, medications compliance, and more recently, medications in the environment. His accomplishments are wide ranging: he has produced a large body of...
Ruth Schemm
Ruth Schemm EdD

Dean Emerita of the College of Health Professions

Professor Emerita of Health Policy and Public Health

r [dot] schemm [at] usciences [dot] edu


Occupational Roles Educator, Scholar, Equestrian (Dressage), Animal owner (Border Collie, Ruff Coat Collie & cats) Ocupational History Dr. Schemm began her career as a home visiting occupational therapist for the City of Philadelphia in 1969....
Gail Groves Scott, MPH
Gail Groves Scott, MPH
Health Policy Fellow in Addiction Studies

g [dot] scott [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7636


As the first Health Policy Fellow in Addiction Studies in the Mayes College of Business and Healthcare at USciences, Gail is developing a business plan for a center on addiction studies, conducting research, teaching students and faculty about...