Jeffrey Hom, MD, MPH
CPHI Adjunct Fellow
Title: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania & Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Public Health Interests:
Homelessness, food insecurity and malnutrition, communicable disease, hepatitis C, harm reduction, needle exchange, vaccinations
Current Public-Health Related Activities:
Having interned in the health departments of San Francisco and Boston, I appreciate the role public health plays in the wellbeing of our communities. While a public good, it is also a tool to advance health equity and social justice. This lens and these values have shaped my career goals, the foremost of which remains contributing to evidence-based public health programs from a county health department.
As a RWJ Clinical Scholar at Penn, I am acquiring rigorous training in health services research and developing local partnerships. Through this I am currently collaborating with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to improve screening of hepatitis C across the city, as well as with the Office of Addiction Services to streamline hepatitis C testing in its methadone clinics.
Hom JK, Wang B, Chetty S, Giddy J, Mazibuko M, et al. (2012) Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis among HIV-Infected Patients Starting Antiretroviral Therapy in Durban, South Africa. PLoS ONE 7(8): e43281. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043281
Gilotra M, Hom J, Huang D. "Cities right to act in their public health role". Letter to the Editor. Philadelphia Inquirer. January 28, 2015.
Hom J. "Food Stamps and the Tough Economy". Letter to the Editor. New York Times. December 5, 2009.