Dr. David Nash is the founding dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health (formerly the Jefferson School of Population Health) on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Nash is also the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy and this endowed professorship is one of a handful of such chairs in the nation.
Dr. Nash, a board–certified internist, founded the original Office of Health Policy (Office) in 1990. Thirteen years later, the Office evolved into one of the first departments of health policy in an American medical college. In 2008, the Board of Jefferson University approved the creation of the new school. The Jefferson College of Population Health (College) offers graduate degree programs in population health, public health, health policy, applied health economics and outcomes research, health care quality and safety and health care quality and safety management. The goal of this innovative school is to produce a new type of health care leader for the future. The College offers a doctoral degree in population health sciences and a host of graduate certificate programs.