Jeffrey Hom, MD, MPH

Jeffrey Hom, MD, MPH
CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Policy Advisor, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Public Health Interests:

Homelessness, food insecurity and malnutrition, communicable disease, hepatitis C, harm reduction, needle exchange, vaccinations

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Jeffrey Hom is a policy advisor in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, where he provides guidance to the Health Commissioner on programs and policies related to the wellbeing of all Philadelphians. His present focus is on substance use, in particular issues around access to treatment and overdose prevention. He is also a board-certified internist and cares for patients at the Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Jeff has contributed to health care and public health efforts in San Francisco, Boston, and Shiprock, New Mexico, as well as internationally in Lesotho and Cambodia, all of which have deepened his desire to improve community well-being, pursue health equity and advance social justice. For his efforts he was selected as a Zuckerman Fellow at Harvard's Center for Public Leadership and received a 2016 Presidential Scholarship for AcademyHealth's Institute on Advocacy and Public Policy.

A native San Franciscan, Jeff completed his undergraduate education with a degree in Art History at Bowdoin College. He received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health and his MD from Harvard Medical School prior to completing his residency in internal medicineprimary care at the University of California, San Francisco. Jeff was most recently a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his Masters of Science in Health Policy Research.

Select Publications:

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.