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David B. Nash, M.D., M.B.A.

Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health

David B. Nash was named the Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) in 2008. This caps a 25-year tenure on the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University. He is also the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of health policy. JCPH provides innovative educational programming designed to develop healthcare leaders for the future. Its offerings include master’s programs in public health, healthcare quality and safety, health policy, applied health economics, and population health. JCPH also offers a doctoral program in population health sciences.


Dr. Nash is a board certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement. Repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare’s list of “Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare,” his national activities cover a wide scope. Dr. Nash is a principal faculty member for quality of care programming for the American Association of Physician Leaders in Tampa, Florida and leads their academic joint venture with JCPH. He is on the NQF task force on improving population health and the John M. Eisenberg Award Committee from The Joint Commission. He is a founding member of the AAMC-IQ Steering Committee, and he has chaired the Technical Advisory Group of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council for 18 years. Dr. Nash is also on the board of several prestigious organizations, including Main Line Health, Humana, Inc., Vestagen Technical Textiles, InfoMC, and Arsenal Capital Partners.


Dr. Nash’s work is well known through publications, public appearances, his “Nash on the Road” blog, and an online column on MedPage Today. He has authored over 100 articles, edited 23 books, and is editor-in-chief of American Journal of Medical Quality, Population Health Management, P&T, and American Health & Drug Benefits. 


Dr. Nash received his B.A. in economics from Vassar College, his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and his M.B.A. in health administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.