Sami Jarrah, MPH

Sami Jarrah, MPH
Adjunct Fellow

Chief Operating Officer at Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Public Health Interests

Law, Policy, Social Determinants of Health, Violence/Injury Prevention

Current Public-Health Related Activities

As Philadelphia Department of Public Health's Chief Oeprating Officer, Sami Jarrah serves as a Deputy Health Commissioner and leads the agency’s finance, budget, contracts, grants, information technology, and state and federal policy functions. He also advises the Health Commissioner on a broad range of policy and operational issues, and represents the department to internal and external partners. Before joining the City of Philadelphia, Jarrah served as Deputy Director for Integrated Clinical Services at the Multnomah County Health Department in Portland, Oregon, directing programs and advocating for policies that increased access to health services for low-income, refugee, and undocumented immigrant communities; reduced recidivism for inmates; and increased collaboration between public health and health care systems.