David B. Nash, MD
Founding Dean Emeritus and The Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy
Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH)
David B. Nash is the founding dean emeritus, and he remains on the full-time faculty as the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy at the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH). His 11-year tenure as dean completes 30 years on the University faculty. JCPH is dedicated to developing healthcare leaders for the future. After voluntarily stepping down as dean, Jefferson Health asked him to take on some additional responsibilities as special assistant to the chief physician executive, and a member of the board of our accountable care organization (ACO), effective July 2019.
A board-certified internist, Dr. Nash is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement.
Dr. Nash’s work is well known through his many publications, public appearances, and online column on MedPage Today. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and edited 25 books, including “The Quality Solution,” “Demand Better,” and most recently “Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness” (3rd edition). He was the inaugural deputy editor of Annals of Internal Medicine (1984 to 1989). Currently, he is editor-in-chief of American Journal of Medical Quality, Population Health Management, and American Health and Drug Benefits.