Education:

UMDNJ School of Public Health

Master of Public Health (MPH)

1999

Piscataway, NJ

Union Hospital

Podiatric Surgical Residency

1984

Union, NJ

Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)

1983

Philadelphia, PA

Wilkes College

BS - Biology

1980

Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

Professional Positions:

2017 – present     Director, Scholarly Inquiry-Health Policy Track, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

2011 – present     Consultant in public health, population health and policy

2008 – present     Chairman, NJ Public Health Institute

2015 – 2018     Director, Population Health program, Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA

2012 – 2018     Director, Health Policy program, Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA

2014 – 2018     Director, Population Health Academy, Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA

2011 – 2013     Adjunct Professor, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ

2011 – 2011     Team Leader, Healthy Essex Coalition

2008 – 2010     President, NJ Association for Biomedical Research

1984 – 2001     Podiatric Medicine, private practice, Linden, NJ (1988-2001); Roselle, NJ (1984-1988)


Faculty Appointments:

2001 – 2004     Adjunct Assistant Professor, UMDNJ – School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ

2004 – 2008     Assistant Professor, UMDNJ – School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ

2008 – 2009     Adjunct Assistant Professor, UMDNJ (now Rutgers) – School of Public Health, Piscataway, NJ

2010 – 2016     Adjunct Assistant Professor, NJ Medical School, Newark, NJ

2013 – present     Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health 

Administrative Appointments:

Medical Staff member, Union Hospital, Union, NJ

1986 – 2001     Attending physician, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Elizabeth, NJ

1990 – 2001     Chief, St. Elizabeth Hospital Podiatric Surgery Division, Elizabeth, NJ

1991 – 1994     Assistant Project Manager, Kessler Communications, Inc., National Library of Medicine; medical indexing contractor

1997 – 1999     Medical Co-director, St. Elizabeth Hospital Wound Healing Center, Elizabeth, NJ

2000 – 2001     Investigator, CLOSURE Trial, Human Genome Science, Repifermin growth factor phase III study

2001 – 2004     University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Executive Director for Special Projects for Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Coordinator, UMDNJ’s Bioterrorism response efforts.

2002 – 2004     Health Leadership Initiative, Partnership for New Jersey, Director [under contract with UMDNJ]

2003 – 2005     Assistant Director, HRSA Cooperative Agreement, Bioterrorism/Public Health Emergency Curriculum Development Project, [William E. Halperin, MD – PI]

2003 – 2006     Principal Investigator, Bioterrorism Education & Training Memorandum of Agreement with NJ Department of Health & Senior Services

2004 – 2005     NJ Health Officers Association, Public Health Consultant.

2004 – 2008     Assistant Director, NJ Center for Public Health Preparedness at UMDNJ

2004 – 2008     Director, Public Health Leadership Initiative for Emergency Response (PHLIER)

2005 – 2007     Redefining Readiness, Center for the Advancement of Collaborative Strategies in Health at The New York Academy of Medicine. [public health subject matter expert] Roz Lasker, PI.

2006 – 2007     Consultant, Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools Emergency Response and Crisis Management Project

2008 – 2010     Program Manager, Tick Learning & Education for Schools (TickLES), US EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) grant

2013 – present     Course developer & instructor, Essentials of Population Health (POP500)

2013 – present     Course developer & instructor, Health Policy Analysis and Advocacy (HPL506)

2013 – present     Course developer & instructor, Health Policy Capstone Seminar (HPL600)

2013 – present     Course director & instructor, JCPH Population Health Academy (5-day CE program)

2015 – 2016     Chair, National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) Summit, Improving Health Outcomes through Population Health (May, 2016)

2015 – present     Course developer, Population Health Management Applications (POP560) 

2015 – present     Course developer & instructor, Population Health Capstone Seminar (POP600)

2015 – present     Program developer, MS and Certificate in Population Health Intelligence (health data analytics)

2018 – present     Deputy Director, TJU-Jefferson Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Awards and Honors:

Master of Online Learning recognizing high achievement and innovation in online teaching, Jefferson College of Population Health (2016)

Stephen W. Toth Distinguished Service Award from the American Public Health Association, Podiatric Health Section (2011) 

Professional and Scientific Committees

AcademyHealth

2013 – present     Member, Advocacy Interest Group

2016 – 2017     Appointed member, Executive Board Advocacy Advisory Committee

American Public Health Association

2002 – 2004     Member, Executive Board

2003 – 2004     Chair, Executive Board Strategic Planning Committee

2004 – 2009     Member, Education Board, Member 

2006 – 2013     Section Councilor, Podiatric Health

2009 – 2013     Member, Executive Board. Chair, Strategic Planning Committee.

2009 – 2013     Member, Publications Board

State of New Jersey

2003 – 2008     Member, NJDHSS MedPrep BT advisory committee & Education & Training Subcommittee

2005 – 2006     Member, Governor-elect Jon Corzine Transition, Homeland Security & Public Safety Policy Group

2006 – 2008     Member, Preparedness College, NJ Office Homeland Security & Preparedness 

2012 – 2018        Member, Quality Improvement Advisory Council (QIAC), NJ Department of Health

New Jersey Public Health Association

1992 – 2000     Officer and Board member, various positions

2000 – 2002     President

2002 – 2007     Member, coalition to preserve non-profit health entity assets

New Jersey for Healthcare Coalition

2007 – present     Member, representing NJPHI

2012 – present     Member, Policy Committee

Other

1992 – 1995     Co-host, HouseCalls, Weekly medical, radio talk show, WJDM-AM Elizabeth, NJ

1996 – 2004     Member, Westfield Board of Health

2000 – 2001     Member, UMDNJ School of Public Health, Dean’s Search Committee

2000 – 2001     Podiatry Online, Advisory Board

2000 – 2005     Member, Steering Committee & Community Advisory Board, Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, UMDNJ

2006 – 2007     School accreditation site visitor, Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

2006 – 2007     State & Local Partnerships Collaboration Workgroup, CDC Centers for Public Health Preparedness. Co-chair.

2007 – 2008     Featured contributor, NJVoices, The Star-Ledger newspaper opinion site. 

2016 – 2017     Health Share Exchange (HSX) Population Health Workgroup, member

2015 – present     Board of Directors, RevivAll

2018 – present     Health Share Exchange (HSX) Population Health Strategic Workgroup, member

2018 – present     Pediatric Council on Research Education (PCORE) Executive Advisory Council, Academy of Pediatrics, NJ Chapter, Member

2018 – present     Phila. Dept. of Public Health Gun violence prevention policy working group

2018 – present     Social Innovations Journal, Institute, Lab & IF Market Advisory Board

2018 – present     Deputy Director, TJU-Jefferson Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Editorial Positions

Population Health Management

2016 – present Editorial Board member

2015 – present Reviewer

Philadelphia Inquirer (Philly.com)

2017 – present Philadelphia Inquirer's Health Advisory Panel, member

2015 – 2017 Featured author, member Advisory Board, Health Cents blog

2012 – 2015 Featured author, member Advisory Board, The Field Clinic blog

Wall Street Journal (WSJ.com)

2012 – present Advisory Board Member; Featured author The Experts: Health blog

Academic Committees at Thomas Jefferson University:

2012 – 2015        Research Committee, Jefferson College of Population Health

2016 – 2016     TJU-PhilaU Integration New Programs Subgroup 

2012 – present     Member, Executive Council, Jefferson College of Population Health 

2015 – 2018     Member, Policy Committee, Thomas Jefferson University Faculty Senate

2015 – 2018     Member, Faculty Affairs Committee, Thomas Jefferson University Faculty Senate

2015 – present     Senator, Thomas Jefferson University Faculty Senate

2012 – present     Member, Academic Affairs Committee, Jefferson College of Population Health

2016 – present     Center for Population Health Initiatives (CPHI) Advisory Council

2017 – present     Chair, Search Committee, Population Health Intelligence Program Director

2017 – present     Appointed Member, Jefferson Academic Board, Finance Subcommittee

2018 – present     Jefferson Center for Injury Research and Prevention

2018 – present     TJU CABE Lab for Urban and Social Innovation (LUSI)

2018 – present     Faculty leader, SKMC Global Health & Innovation: Pandemic Influenza workshop 

Major Teaching Responsibilities

Jefferson College of Population Health

Fall, 2012         Population Health Management, HPL 502

Spring, 2013 Public Health Policy and Advocacy, PBH 509

Summer, 2013 Health Policy: Analysis and Advocacy, HPL 506

Fall, 2013         Population Health Management, HPL 502

Fall, 2013         Health Policy Capstone Seminar, HPL 600

Spring, 2014    Health Policy Capstone Project, HPL 601

Spring, 2014    Population Health Academy (CME), Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Spring, 2014 Essentials of Population Health, HPL 502

Spring, 2014 Health Policy Capstone Seminar, HPL 600

Summer, 2014 Population Health Academy (CME), Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Summer, 2014 Health Policy Capstone Project, HPL 601

Summer, 2014 Essentials of Population Health, HPL 502

Fall, 2014         Population Health Academy (CME), Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Fall, 2014         Health Policy Capstone Project, HPL 601

Fall, 2014         Health Policy Capstone Seminar, HPL 600

Fall, 2014         Health Policy: Analysis and Advocacy, HPL 506

Fall, 2014         Essentials of Population Health, POP 500

Spring, 2015 Population Health Academy (CME), Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Spring, 2015 Health Policy Capstone Project, HPL 601

Spring, 2015 Health Policy Capstone Seminar, HPL 600

Summer, 2015 Population Health Academy (CME), Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Summer, 2015 Health Policy Capstone Project, HPL 601

Summer, 2015 Essentials of Population Health, POP 500

Summer, 2015 Health Policy: Analysis and Advocacy, HPL 506

Fall, 2015         Population Health Academy (CME)@JCPH, Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Fall, 2015         Population Health Academy (CME)@LVHN, Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Fall, 2015         Health Policy Capstone Project, HPL 601

Fall, 2015        Health Policy Capstone Seminar, HPL 600

Fall, 2015        Essentials of Population Health, POP 500

Fall, 2015        Health Policy: Analysis and Advocacy, HPL 506

Spring, 2016   Health Policy Capstone Project, POP 601

Spring, 2016   Essentials of Population Health, POP 500

Spring, 2016   Population Health Academy (CME)@JCPH, Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Summer, 2016 Health Policy: Analysis and Advocacy, HPL 506

Summer, 2016 Essentials of Population Health, POP 500

Summer, 2016 Population Health Academy (CME)@JCPH, Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Summer, 2016 Population Health Management Applications, POP 560 (designed new course)

Fall, 2016         Population Health Academy (CME)@JCPH, Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Fall, 2016         Health Policy Capstone Seminar, HPL 600

Fall, 2016         Population Health Capstone Seminar, POP 600

Fall, 2016         Health Policy Capstone Project, HPL 601

Fall, 2016         Health Policy Capstone Project, POP 601

Spring, 2017 Population Health Academy (CME)@JCPH, Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Spring, 2017 Essentials of Population Health, POP 500

Spring, 2017 Health Policy Capstone Seminar, HPL 600

Spring, 2017 Health Policy Capstone, HPL 601

Summer, 2017 Health Policy: Analysis and Advocacy, HPL 506

Summer, 2017 Health Policy Capstone Seminar, HPL 600

Summer, 2017 Health Policy Capstone, HPL 601

Summer, 2017 Population Health Academy (CME)@JCPH, Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Fall, 2017 Health Policy Capstone Seminar, HPL 600

Fall, 2017         Health Policy Capstone, HPL 601

Fall, 2017         Population Health Management Applications, POP 560

Fall, 2017         Population Health Academy (CME)@CHA, Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Fall, 2017         Population Health Academy (CME)@JCPH, Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Spring, 2018 Essentials of Population Health, POP 500

Spring, 2018 Population Health Management Applications, POP 560

Spring, 2018 Population Health Capstone Seminar, POP 600

Spring, 2018 Health Policy Capstone Seminar, HPL 600

Spring, 2018 Health Policy Capstone, HPL 601

Spring, 2018 Population Health Academy (CME)@JCPH, Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Summer, 2018 Population Health Management Applications, POP 560

Summer, 2018 Health Policy Capstone, HPL 601

Summer, 2018 Population Health Academy (CME)@JCPH, Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Fall, 2018         Population Health Management Applications, POP 560

Fall, 2018         Health Policy Capstone, HPL 601

Fall, 2018         Population Health Academy (CME)@JCPH, Full-day, PopHealth presentation

Fall, 2018         SKMC Scholarly Inquiry, Advocacy, Lecture, Core curriculum

Spring, 2019 Foundations of Policy and Advocacy, PBH509

Spring, 2019 Population Health Management Applications, POP 560

Spring, 2019 SKMC Scholarly Inquiry-Health Policy, JMD150

The Richard Stockton College, Galloway, NJ

Fall, 2011 Public Health Administration and Law, PUBH 4110 (introduced new textbook; developed new curriculum)

Spring, 2012 Health Policies and Issues , PUBH 2402 (developed new curriculum)

Fall, 2012         Public Health Administration and Law, PUBH 4110

New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

2008 – 2008     Topics in Public Health Law for Medical Students, NJ Medical School – Developed case-based curriculum for 4th year topics course. 

Lectures by invitation:

  1. The Information Network: What Every Public Health Professional Should Know. [presentation] Annual Conference of State and Local Health Officials; October 9, 1996.
  2. Public Health Innovations Roundtable Discussion – Public Health On-Line Expert in Residence program [panel]. APHA Annual Meeting, New York, NY, November 1996.
  3. NJ State Department of Health and Senior Services funded project to educate public health professionals on use of the Internet and computer technology; Project Director. 1997 – 2000.
  4. Testimony before the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly Health and Budget and Appropriations Committees on increased funding for public health infrastructure and various public health priorities. Newark, NJ, 2004.
  5. Public Health Law [presentation]. Forty-hour public preparedness course, NJ Department of Health & Senior Services, presented throughout NJ, January 2004 – 2007.
  6. Public health emergencies: Terrorism preparedness [poster]. Ziskin, L., Bresnitz, E., Paulson, G., Perry, E. & Harris, D. APHA Annual Meeting, December 2005, Philadelphia, PA.
  7. Putting the Public into Public Health Preparedness: Marketing and Preparedness. [presentation] 2006 Annual Conference of NJ State & Local Health Officers, October 3, 2006.
  8. Using a virtual community to teach the reality of public health leadership [Poster]. Harris, D., Caporinno, C., Baron, R. and Rosen, M. APHA Annual Meeting, November 2006, Boston, MA.
  9. Public Health Overview. [presentation] NJ Association for Biomedical Research Summer Fellowship Program. July 17, 2007.
  10. Developing a state-based public health leadership training program for emergency response. [Continuing education institute]. Harris, D., Sass, M., Caporinno, C. and Baron, R. APHA Annual Meeting, November 2006, Boston, MA.
  11. Public Health Leadership Initiative for Emergency Response (PHLIER): A case-based leadership training program [oral session]. Harris, D., Caporinno, C., Baron, R. and Rosen, M. APHA Annual Meeting, 2007, Washington, DC.
  12. National Environmental Health Association, Annual Educational Conference, 2007, Atlantic City, NJ. Public Health Leadership Initiative for Emergency Response (PHLIER): A case-based leadership training program [oral session]. Baron, R., Polonsky, C. and Harris, D.
  13. Testimony before NJ Assembly Commerce Committee to preserve public health funding in Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield conversion foundation mission. 2008.
  14. Testimony before NJ Assembly and Senate Health Committees on various health issues, including vaccine mandates, Medicaid expansion, milk pasteurization, and drinking water fluoridation. 2008 – 2012.
  15. Introduction to Population Health. Association of Managed Care Pharmacists. Half–day preconference Workshop presentation. San Antonio, TX. 10/15/13.
  16. ACA Overview – NJ Medical School, Dept. of Community Health & Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds. NJMS, Newark NJ. 10/21/13.
  17. Overview of Population Health. Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. 3/11/14.
  18. Population Health: Thinking broadly to improve health locally. Keynote presentation. 17th Annual Healthcare Leadership Conference, Medical University of South Carolina. Charleston, SC. 10/17/14.
  19. Leadership Matters: Developing and Implementing Effective Public Health Advocacy Campaigns. D. Harris, R. Simmons, M. Romney, J. Schulz, Jr.. APHA Annual Meeting Learning Institute, 2014. New Orleans, LA. 11/15/14.
  20. Understanding and Preparing for Community Health Needs Assessment. Population Health Colloquium, panel moderator. 3/23/15. 
  21. Population Health Colloquium, closing plenary, panel participant. 3/25/15. 
  22. Philly Tech Week healthcare executive breakfast. Panelist. 4/20/15.
  23. Development of a Master of Science in Population Health Curriculum. Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASHP) conference, Poster presentation. Winter 2015.
  24. Opportunities and Challenges of Data in Population Health. Webinar, Delaware Valley HIMSS Chapter, webinar. 6/17/15.
  25. Leading in a Changing Environment: The Economic & Quality Mandate for Population Health. American College of Health Executives (ACHE) Cluster. 8/24/15.
  26. Population Health: Challenges & Opportunities. Keynote at Well Informed conference, Wellcentive, Detroit, MI. 8/1/15.
  27. Population Health: The ‘Primary Opportunity’ Facing the US Healthcare System. Closing keynote. 20th Annual American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Conference for Pharmacy Leaders. Chicago, IL. 10/20/15.
  28. Moving Research to Policy: What Works and What Doesn't. Moderator, AcademyHealth Advocacy Interest Group, webinar. 11/7/15
  29. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) panel discussion, FACT Students’ ACE Day, Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Educational. Philadelphia, PA. 3/21/16.
  30. Population Health: What really matters. Pre-conference presenter, (From Volume to Value Based Care: Leading Population Health Initiatives). American Organization of Nurse Executives, Annual Meeting. 3/30/16. 
  31. Leading in a Changing Environment: The Economic & Quality Mandate for Population Health. American College of Health Executives (ACHE) Cluster. 5/18/16.
  32. Population Health 101: A new paradigm for health. Keynote, University of Alabama, 36th Annual National Symposium for Healthcare Executives. 7/27/16
  33. Population Health Overview. Video interview for Astellas, Chicago, IL. 5/6/16.
  34. Leading in a Changing Environment: The Economic & Quality Mandate for Population Health. American College of Health Executives (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Leadership, San Antonio. 5/18/16
  35. Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plans: Opportunities for Collaboration. Webinar for J&J/Janssen Health System Account Directors w/ Dr. Rickie Brawer. 7/22/16.
  36. Leading in a Changing Environment: The Economic & Quality Mandate for Population Health. American College of Health Executives (ACHE) Cluster. 9/14/16.
  37. Population Health Policy & Strategy Under the New Administration. Population Health Colloquium Special Edition, Washington, DC, panel moderator. 12/2/16.
  38. Election Wrap-up. JCPH All-school Meeting. 12/14/16.
  39. Addressing the Determinants of Health to Advance Community Paramedicine. Presentation at the Jefferson 2nd Annual Community Paramedic Symposium. 2/3/17.
  40. NJ’s Religious Exemption Policy & Outcomes. Presentation to the New Jersey Immunization Network, South Brunswick, NJ. 2/15/17.
  41. Provider Perspectives on Alternative Payment Models. Presentation to Accenture Value Based Care Community Meeting. Webinar, 3/1/17.
  42. Provider Perspectives on Alternative Payment Models. Population Health Colloquium, plenary session. 3/27/17.
  43. Leading in a Changing Environment: The Economic & Quality Mandate for Population Health. American College of Health Executives (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Leadership, Chicago. 3/25/17
  44. Ultimate Game Changers. Population Health Colloquium, breakout session, panelist. 3/28/17.
  45. Empowering People for Healthy Communities: The provider perspective. St. Johns University, Queens, NY, Public Health Week conference, keynote presentation. 4/5/17.
  46. Beyond Healthcare: The role of social determinants in promoting health and health equity. Connecticut Hospital Association, webinar. 4/12/17.
  47. Solving for Value. IBM Watson, Value Based Care, Advisory Board, Cambridge, MA, presentation. 4/19/17.
  48. Philly Tech Week, Panel Moderator. 5/4/17.
  49. Leading in a Changing Environment: The Economic & Quality Mandate for Population Health. American College of Health Executives (ACHE) Fellows Seminar, Hilton Head, South Carolina, 5/11/17.
  50. Population Health. LIMR Orbit luncheon presentation, Wynnewood, PA. 6/5/17.
  51. Population Health Issues, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Pastoral Care Intensive, 8/30/17.
  52. Leading in a Changing Environment: The Economic & Quality Mandate for Population Health. American College of Health Executives (ACHE) Cluster, Seattle, WA, 9/25/17.
  53. From DPM to Population Health. Presentation to Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Public Health Student Organization. 10/11/17.
  54. DesignPhiladelphia/AARP PA Designing Livable Housing for All Ages, Philadelphia, PA. Panelist. 10/11/17.
  55. Leading in a Changing Environment: The Economic & Quality Mandate for Population Health. American College of Health Executives (ACHE) Cluster, San Diego, CA, 11/1/17.
  56. Health Policy & Population Health. Scholarly Inquiry-Population Health lecture, SKMC, 1/24/18
  57. Leading in a Changing Environment: The Economic & Quality Mandate for Population Health. American College of Health Executives (ACHE) Cluster, Phoenix, AZ, 2/14/18.
  58. 58. Best in Class Collaboration Models with Pharma for Improving Population Health in Chronic Conditions. Panelist. Population Health Colloquium, Philadelphia, PA. March 20, 2018. 
  59. Population Health: Embracing a broader perspective. Healthcare Business Academy Fellowship Program, keynote address. Rochester, NY. March 23, 2018.
  60. University Hospital, PopHealth18 Summit, keynote address. Newark, NJ. March 26, 2018.
  61. Population Health: Embracing a broader perspective. Presentation to National Health Corps-Philadelphia Region. Philadelphia, PA. April 20, 2018
  62. SI-Public Health. Presentation at SKMC Second-look Session. April 21, 2018.
  63. National Health Disparities Conference. Panel presentation. Gun Violence: A Population Health Issue. Philadelphia, PA. 5/19/18.
  64. TLD Group webinar. Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plans: 
  65. Opportunities for Collaboration. 6/19/18.
  66. Healthy People, Healthy Carolina Conference, Keynote. South Carolina Hospital Association and Research Education Foundation (SCHREF) and Population Health Improvement Partners (PHIP). Charlotte, NC. 8/7/18.
  67. Leading in a Changing Environment: The Economic & Quality Mandate for Population Health. American College of Health Executives (ACHE) Cluster, Washington, DC. 8/29/18.
  68. AARP/DesignPhiladelphia Livable Communities: Great places for all ages. Panelist. Philadelphia, PA. 10/10/18. 
  69. Population Health: Embracing a broader perspective. Keynote Address, Clinical Insights and Innovation Summit, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, New Hudson, MI. 10/22/18.
  70. National Health Corps Philadelphia meeting. Population Health presentation. 12/13/18.
  71. Leading in a Changing Environment: The Economic & Quality Mandate for Population Health. American College of Health Executives (ACHE) Cluster, Tampa, FL. 1/30/19.

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  1. Caplan, R., Harris, D. and Rosen, M. New Jersey’s Coming Public Health Worker Shortage. New Jersey Medicine, October 2004, 101(11):47-51.
  2. Public Health Law: A case study. Case-based Training Institute, Rutgers-NJ Medical School. 2006. https://intra.njms.rutgers.edu/cbti/caseinfo.cfm?ID=056.
  3. Ziskin, L. and Harris, D. State Health Policy for Terrorism Preparedness. American Journal of Public Health, September 2007, 97(9), 1583-1588.
  4. Harris D. The Population Health Revolution. (editorial) Population Health Matters, 26(4). Fall 2013.
  5. Impact of Religion-Based Childhood Vaccine Exemption Practice Among Kindergarteners in NJ by State Legislative Districts in 2013- 2014. Jani, N., Thomas, P., Harris, D., Halperin, W. & Fennelly, G.. New Jersey Pediatrics, 40(2). Summer 2015
  6. Harris, D., Puskarz, K. & Golab, C.. Population Health: Curriculum Framework for an Emerging Discipline. Population Health Management, 19(1), March, 2016.
  7. Zangerle, C. M., Harris, D. A., Rimmasch, H., & Randazzo, G. From volume- to value-based care: Leading population health initiatives. Nurse Leader, October 2016, 14(5), 318-322.
  8. Harris D. From Health Policy to Population Health: Impressions and Highlights of Recent Conferences. Population Health Matters. Vol. 30: Iss.2, Article 10.: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/hpn/vol30/iss2/10. Spring 2017.
  9. Harris D. and Puskarz K.. An Observational Study of Provider Perspectives on Alternative Payment Models. [Published online ahead of print: January 18, 2017]. Population Health Management, October 1, 2017, 20(5): 402-410. http://doi.org/10.1089/pop.2017.0116
  10. Kobernick M., Hammel D., Duncan-Jackson S., Leon J., Harris D. The Population Health Template: A Roadmap for Successful Health Improvement Initiatives. [Published online ahead of print: September 25, 2017]. Population Health Management. August 1, 2018, 21(4) 258-260. https://doi.org/10.1089/pop.2017.0116

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications (selected):

  1. One Board Above All Should Say What We Do. Podiatry Today. July/August 1995; VIII, 7:104.
  2. Those Who Search for the State’s Ounce of Prevention. [op-ed] The New York Times, January 16, 2000.
  3. State must not undermine student surveys. [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, January 5, 2001.
  4. Potentially the unhealthiest cut of all. [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, November 14, 2006.
  5. Jersey looks like a pipsqueek on public health. [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, March 16, 2007
  6. Better to put our money on preventing disease. [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, August 16, 2007.
  7. Hospitals’ infection control plan won’t wash. [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, August 30, 2007.
  8. Why the closing of two Newark hospitals should worry all of us. [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, January 15, 2008.
  9. Objections to vaccination of children in New Jersey must be validated. [op-ed with Renee Steinhagen, NJ Appleseed] The Star-Ledger, February 2, 2011.
  10. Public health decisions should be based on science. [op-ed] The Star-Ledger, 2/28/2012.
  11. Public Health is Political. [blog] SurroundHealth.com, 4/20/2012.
  12. U.S. health care: We're far from No. 1: Opinion. [Op-ed] The Star-Ledger, 1/23/2013.
  13. Now it’s Christie’s turn to decide on expanding Medicaid and his decision should be easy. The Field Clinic, Philly.com. 2/6/2013
  14. New Jersey Vaccine Mandates: The Confluence of Regulations, Rights, and Religion. Population Health Matters, Spring 2013, 29(2), 6-7.
  15. U.S. health care: We're far from No. 1: Opinion. [Op-ed] The Star-Ledger, 1/23/2013.
  16. The Untold Story of Population Health [commentary]. Population Health Matters, Spring 2013, 29(2), 3.
  17. New Jersey Vaccine Mandates: The Confluence of Regulations, Rights, and Religion. Population Health Matters, Spring 2013, 29(2), 6-7.
  18. The Fight to the Death Against Obamacare is Unprecedented. The Field Clinic, Philly.com. 9/30/13.
  19. Bring Back the ACA’s Public Option! Wall Street Journal, The Experts. 11/18/13. 
  20. Obamacare Glitches Were Predictable - And Easily Solved. The Field Clinic, Philly.com. 12/18/13.
  21. Why the primary care shortage may not be as bad as we think. The Field Clinic, Philly.com. 2/3/14.
  22. Why You Need a Primary-Care Doctor. Wall Street Journal, The Experts. 2/25/14.
  23. Stop Giving Dying People Care They Don’t Need–or Want. Wall Street Journal, The Experts. 2/27/14.
  24. Narrow Networks in Obamacare Plans Could Lead to Better Provider Teamwork. The Field Clinic, Philly.com. 5/19/14.
  25. The Case for Outcome-Oriented Health-Care Information. Wall Street Journal, The Experts. 6/9/14.
  26. Data, data everywhere, but not a bit that helps your doctor to think. The Field Clinic, Philly.com. 8/21/14.
  27. How Unvaccinated Children Hurt Everybody. Wall Street Journal, The Experts. 9/18/14.
  28. Two Ways Big Data Is Reshaping Health Care. Wall Street Journal, The Experts. 9/19/14.
  29. Ebola arrives on U.S. soil, but don't blame the CDC. The Field Clinic, Philly.com. 10/10/14.
  30. To your health – its more complicated than you might think. The Field Clinic, Philly.com. 12/23/14.
  31. Another Obamacare innovation: Medicare payments that reward quality, efficiency. The Field Clinic, Philly.com. 2/2/15.
  32. Why Americans Pay Too Much for Too Little Health Care. Wall Street Journal, The Experts. 2/17/15.
  33. The Key to Convincing Parents to Vaccinate Their Children. Wall Street Journal, The Experts. 3/24/15.
  34. Reflections and Projections: Prevention, Policy and Health, Population Health Matters: Vol. 28: Iss. 1, Article 2. http://jdc.jefferson.edu/hpn/vol28/iss1/2. Winter 2015.
  35. How Big Data Will Customize Our Health Care. Wall Street Journal, The Experts. 5/1/15.
  36. What is health, anyway? The Field Clinic, Philly.com. 5/6/15.
  37. Until N.J. tightens vaccine exemptions, state's children and adults at risk. NJ Star-Ledger, editorial. 5/14/15.
  38. Beyond King v. Burwell, Obamacare’s many layers can make health care better - with a little help. The Field Clinic, Philly.com. 6/23/15.
  39. What do we really want from our health care? Health Cents, Philly.com. 8/21/15.
  40. Differing desires of patients, clinicians. The Field Clinic, Philly.com. 8/30/15. 
  41. New Jersey's vaccination loophole. The Public’s Health, Philly.com. 10/8/15.
  42. Taking the glamour out of guns will save lives. Health Cents, Philly.com. 10/14/15.
  43. Four reasons why getting care from a single provider network is better for your health. Health Cents, Philly.com. 1/3/16.
  44. Remember Obamacare’s public option – it’s back. Health Cents, Philly.com. 2/29/16. 
  45. Candidates reexamine concept of public option. The Philadelphia Inquirer, G-2. 3/6/16.
  46. When it comes to the health of the poor, place matters. Health Cents, Philly.com. 4/22/16.
  47. Is your doctor burnt out and why should you care? Health Cents, Philly.com. 6/2/16.
  48. Better health is the goal of the ACA’s radical changes in how providers are paid. Health Cents, Philly.com. 8/15/16.
  49. When Adequate Food Is What the Doctor Prescribes. Wall Street Journal, The Experts. 9/21/16.
  50. The New Data Experts Our Health-Care Professionals Need. Wall Street Journal, The Experts. 9/29/16.
  51. Flu season is the time to appreciate the value of adult vaccinations. Health Cents, Philly.com. 9/31/16.
  52. Election revealed distrust of institutions - but people still need coverage. Philadelphia Inquirer. Health Section, p2. 11/20/16.
  53. Obamacare repeal without replacement is an immoral experiment. Health Cents, Philly.com. 2/28/17.
  54. Trump’s proposed health spending cuts could wreak economic havoc. Health Cents, Philly.com. 3/29/17.
  55. Memo to Gov. Chris Christie – Hands off Horizon. Op-ed, NJ Spotlight. 5/17/17.
  56. Trump wants to sell health insurance across state lines. Why that's a bad idea. Health Cents, Philly.com. 10/4/17.
  57. Trump plan’s threat to care. Philadelphia Inquirer. Health Section, pG3. 10/8/17.
  58. Making sense of senseless killing. Op-ed. Philadelphia Inquirer, pA15. 4/13/18.
  59. How to Keep People’s Health Data Private – Without Hurting Research. Wall Street Journal, The Experts. 5/4/18.
  60. How to better use and protect data. Op-ed. Wall Street Journal, pR10. 5/29/18.
  61. Let's promote health and green space one empty lot at a time. Drew Harris & Kim Douglas. Health Cents, Philly.com. 6/29/18.
  62. Pre-existing conditions are a lot more than a hot political issue. Health Cents, Philly.com. 11/1/18. Reprinted as Op-ed, The economic calculation behind covering pre-existing conditions. Philadelphia Inquirer, p. A-11. 11/5/18.
  63. Health outcomes in Philadelphia are a mixed bag. Health Cents, Philly.com. 1/22/19. 

Editorials, Reviews, Chapters:

1. Harris, D. Public Health Emergency and Disaster Preparedness [book chapter] in Public Health and Podiatric Medicine. Helfand, A., editor, 2006.

Organizing Roles in Scientific Meetings:

1. Chair, National Association for Healthcare Quality, Second Annual National Quality Summit, May 11 – 12, 2016.

Support:

  1. CLOSURE Trial, Human Genome Science, Repifermin growth factor phase III study, St. Elizabeth Hospital Wound Healing Center, Elizabeth, NJ.
  2. UMDNJ, Bioterrorism Education & Training Memorandum of Agreement for Focus Area G, NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. 2003: $575,000; 2004: $786,500; 2005: $538,000
  3. UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program. HRSA Grant # T01HP02309-01. $347,931. 2003-2005.
  4. UMDNJ-NJ Center for Public Health Preparedness to Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools Emergency Response and Crisis Management Project, 2007.
  5. UMDNJ-Center for Public Health Preparedness, CDC National Public Health Performance Standards Program, Local Public System Performance Assessment Instrument Evaluation, $110,000. 2007 – 2008.
  6. UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, Commuter and Transportation Analysis Project for Pandemic Influenza subcontract with New York City Department of Health and Office of Emergency Management and Eng-Wong/Taub & Associates (principal). Contract: $30,000. 2007 – 2008.
  7. UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, Tick Learning and Education System (TickLES). US EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Grant (PESP) (PE-97241001-0). $50,500. 2008 – 2010.
  8. NJ Association for Biomedical Research, New Medicines: Pathways to Cures. An 8-week program for the Morristown High School Science Academy. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Madison NJ. Grant: $5,000. 2010.
  9. NJ Association for Biomedical Research, NJ International Life Sciences Workforce Summit at the Woodrow Wilson School Princeton University and Life Science MeetUp at Rutgers University. US Department of Labor Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED)/Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations/Bio1 Middlesex County NJ. Grant: $40,650. 2010.
  10. NJ Public Health Institute, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Advocacy Research and Support, Environment America. Grant: $10,000. 2012.
  11. NJ Public Health Institute, Advocacy Support, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Grant: $10,000. 2012.
  12. National Association for Healthcare Quality. Chair, Second Annual National Quality Summit, May 11 – 12, 2016. $25,000.
  13. JCPH, Survey of Provider Attitudes about Alternative Payment Models. Accenture grant: $15,000. 2015 – 2016.
  14. Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Scholarly Inquiry – Health Policy Track, Director. 15% effort. 
  15. Greenfield Foundation, Park in a Truck. 2% effort.