NEW! Guide for Free Software Resources

Looking to learn programming skills this summer? Check out this resource guide!

If you would like to expand or gain new programming and data analysis skills, create interactive graphs, and generate maps check out this resource guide.

This includes instructions and links to access free software (with the exception of STATA) and training through Drexel. Additionally, free training, textbook, and cheat sheet guides at basic, intermediate, and sometimes advanced levels are below descriptions for each software.

Dornsife Student Emergency Fund

The Dornsife Student Emergency Fund (SEF) was established to help full-time Dornsife School of Public Health undergraduate and graduate students who are in need of immediate financial assistance due to unforeseen circumstances or emergency expenses that are related to COVID-19 pandemic. The spirit of this funding is to support emergency circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Dornsife SEF is designed to provide one-time, short-term funding for expenses or costs resulting from temporary hardships. The Dornsife SEF is not designed to support routine expenses, such as rent/tuition. Students who are experiencing long-term financial hardships due to a change in circumstances should review Drexel Central/Financial Aid regarding a Financial Aid Appeal. 

Please note funding is limited and not guaranteed, and therefore not all requests may be fulfilled. In some cases, partial funding may be approved.

Click here for full details and eligibility

Student Town Hall 6/11/20

Hello students:

I hope this message finds you well.

As a follow up to last week’s Town Hall hosted by Dean Diez Roux, I’m sharing the notes including key points and action items for us to follow up. Please continue to share your input via the online form that we have set up to collect your ideas.  Associate Dean Bellamy and Dean Diez Roux will be meeting soon with student leadership to share the action plan, identify next steps and the best way to continue and expand student support and involvement in the School’s plan.

One of activities we will be launching is a series on racism and health for next year. The students requested input on  speakers so we will be having a student select speaker and also seek your input on nominations. You can submit your nomination here. Speakers are booked in advance in the summer for the year and we request that you please submit your speaker suggestions by June 26, 2020.


Phi Nguyen
Assistant Dean for Students

Dornsife School of Public Health
Drexel University
Nesbitt Hall 234
3215 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 267.359.6053


Celebrate Commencement on Social

Drexel University’s graduating Class of 2020 will be remembered for resiliency, determination, and bravery in the face of a changing world. We are so proud of what you have accomplished here, and we cannot wait to see what new success you will bring to the world.

For our virtual 2020 commencement celebrations, we want to remind you to celebrate alongside us and congratulate yourself on all of your hard work and achievements. Join your fellow graduates in sharing your Drexel memories on social media with the hashtag #ForeverDragons. To aid you in reflecting on this pivotal moment in your lives, we have supplied desktop and mobile backgrounds and even Facebook frames, as well as Instagram overlays and stickers — all free to download and use.

New Online Resource List

Dornsife Stands in Solidarity With Those Demanding Justice

While the collective attention of our nation is gripped by this most recent example in a long history of senseless murders of Black people, we at the Dornsife School of Public Health reaffirm our commitment to social justice and the rejection of all forms of racism and white supremacy.

We stand in solidarity with those demanding justice and publicly recommit to increasing our efforts to counter racism and promote social justice at our School.

Click here for a selected list of resources you might find useful. We view this as a living document and it is by no means all-inclusive. If you have others to add, please let us know.

Finally, these resources are not the end, but the start of understanding, growth and meaningful conversations.