David Grande, MD, MPA, Core Co-Lead

David Grande, MD, MPA, is Co-Lead on the UPenn PRC Community Engagement, Partnerships,& Technical Assistance Core and Co-Investigator on the Cancer Prevention & Control Research Network Center. A general internist and health policy researcher whose work focuses on improving health services for vulnerable populations, Dr. Grande conducts research focused on geographic and financial barriers to care. He works closely with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) collaborating on several projects including a study measuring geographic access to primary care by neighborhood and developing tools for ongoing monitoring of access. He also serves on the Data and Monitoring Committee for the PDPH’s Public Health Infrastructure initiative and has served on Health Center Planning Advisory Board focused on creating new primary care access points. Dr. Grande co-founded and chairs Healthy Philadelphia, a regional non-profit organization focused on making improvements to health care for low-income residents of Philadelphia. In that capacity, he works extensively with stakeholders from area hospitals, primary care practices, and federally qualified health centers to improve access and quality. Dr. Grande trained in general internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and completed a Masters in Public Affairs at Princeton University. He returned to the University of Pennsylvania as a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar and subsequently joined the faculty. To learn more, visit: http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g346/p6171153