To address the new needs of our customers, we have partnered with Dr. David Nash, Dean Emeritus of the Jefferson College of Population Health, to serve as the PHLCVB’s Chief Health Advisor by providing direct advice and guidance to meeting and event planners. Dr. Nash supports the PHLCVB by analyzing public health and safety reports, reviewing current public health guidelines and protocols, and making recommendations to meeting planner customers.
Dr. Nash is an acclaimed national leader in population health who holds both an MD and MBA. He is currently an endowed chair professor of Health Policy at the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH), the first of its kind in the country, where he served for more than a decade as the founding Dean, culminating a 30-year tenure. He has been lauded for his thought leadership surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
PHLCVB Chief Health Advisor Dr. David Nash participated in a Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau webinar on September 10, 2020, to address questions and concerns around COVID-19 and its impact on meetings and travel.
Dr. Nash also works closely with the PHL Health Advisors, a subcommittee of the PHLCVB’s Life Sciences division and its Nursing Leadership Committee—both comprised of experts from the world-renowned Philadelphia medical community. The PHL Health Advisors represent a wide range of expertise in fields like public health, infectious disease, medical research, and mental health among many others. The subcommittee serves as a trusted resource of accurate and timely medical information and local medical advancements in the fight against COVID-19.
On the PHLCVB Podcast, Dr. Heather Steinman, Vice President for Business Development/Executive Director of Technology Transfer at The Wistar Institute and co-chair of the PHL Life Sciences Advisory Board, discusses the role of PHL Health Advisors in setting a new industry standard.