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Zip Code is Still Destiny, In Philadelphia and Across the United States

On the 10th anniversary of the Jefferson College of Population Health, Dr. David Nash reflects on the progress of the first college of population health, its influence around the country, and how social determinants still play a major role in patient outcomes and life expectancy.

August 2018 interview

Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis With Dr. David B. Nash

Dr. David B. Nash, Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health, talks about the national opioid emergency with Lyn Chesna, Managing Editor of P&T. Dr. Nash describes how population health professionals, big pharma, and nonprofit organizations, such as the 1889 Foundation and the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, are addressing the issue. 

April 2018 interview

Dr. David B. Nash Talks About Our Health Care Challenges

Dr. David B. Nash, Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health, talks with P&T Editor Steve McIver about health care reform, value-based treatment, the opioid crisis, telehealth, vaccinations, and our less-than-healthy lifestyles—issues that call for hard work by governments, professions, industry, and every American.

August 2017 interview

Dr. David B. Nash Sees Problems Ahead With Pending GOP Health Care Overhaul

Potential harm stemming from repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act worries Dr. David B. Nash, Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health. In an interview with P&T Editor Steve McIver, Dr. Nash also discusses the future of Medicare, drug pricing, and other key issues facing the health care system.

April 2017 interview

Dr. David B. Nash on Health Care Reform, Corralling Costs, and More

Dr. David B. Nash, Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health, talks to P&T’s Steve McIver about the future now that the Supreme Court has again upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He offers insights on cost-control initiatives, using “big data” to help individual patients, and high-profile medical meetings in Philadelphia.

August 2015 interview

Nothing is easy when it comes to the ACA, ACOs, CMS

Dr. David Nash, Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, talks to P&T editor Sonja Sherritze about the state of healthcare in 2015 as the Supreme Court considers a second challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and payers and providers struggle to meet the goals of their accountable care organizations (ACOs).

March 2015 interview

Here Comes the Engaged Patient

David B. Nash, MD, MBA, the founding dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, is also a primary care physician. He’s excited about dealing with patients who are more involved in their care. “Give me a patient who’s engaged in her own care any day…. But, you’re going to have to pay me to practice in this new way…. If we don’t change the payment system, we’re never going to change the core of what primary care is about.”
October 2013 interview

David B. Nash, MD, MBA on P&T Committees

Dr. David Nash discusses the ongoing evolution of the P&T committee at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia and the ever-changing role of committee members with Sonja Sherritze, Editor of P&T.
May 2013 interview