Value Institute Inaugural Symposium 2012 – “Educating the Health Care Workforce of the Future: The Quality and Safety Agenda”

David B. Nash, M.D., MBA, Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, discusses how quality and safety education can and should be integrated into medical education programs.

Dr. Nash was named the Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) in 2008. This appointment caps a 25-year tenure on the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University. He is also the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy. JCPH 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, Applied Health Economics and Population Health. JCPH also offers a doctoral program in Population Health Sciences..

More than 200 health care experts from top institutions joined the dialogue at the symposium and considered how returning to the basics of medicine — listening to the patient, better use of resources and a greater emphasis on safety — can transform patient care and deliver greater value for the neighbors we are privileged to serve.


  • David B. Nash, MD, MBA