David Nash was named the Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) in 2008. This appointment caps a 20 year tenure on the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University. He is the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy.
JSPH provides innovative educational programming designed to develop healthcare leaders for the future. Its offerings include Masters Programs in Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Safety, Health Policy and Applied Health Economics. JSPH also offers a doctoral program in Population Health Science.
Dr. David Nash is a board certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development and quality-of-care improvement. In 1995 he received the top recognition award from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.
He received the Philadelphia Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Award in October 1997, and was named an honorary distinguished fellow of the American College of Physician Executives in 1998. In 2006 he received the Elliot Stone Award for leadership in public accountability for health data from NAHDO.
Dr. David Nash received the Wharton Healthcare Alumni Achievement Award in 2009. In 2012, he received both the Joseph Wharton award in recognition of his “social impact” and the Philadelphia Business Journal innovation award.
Repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare’s list of Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare, his national activities cover a wide scope. He is on the VHA Center for Applied Healthcare Studies Advisory Board and he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Population Health Alliance (formerly DMAA).
Dr. David Nash is a principal faculty member for quality of care programming for the American College of Physician Executives in Tampa, Florida, and leads the academic joint venture between ACPE and the Dr. Nash is a consultant to organizations in both the public and private sectors.