Population Health Clerkship Team: Worcester Department of Public Health
1. Team faculty:
a. Academic faculty:
Jill Terrien PhD, APN, BC
Assistant Professor, Director NP Specialties
University of Massachusetts Worcester, GSN
55 Lake Ave.
Worcester, MA 01655
Phone: (w): 508-856-6622 (c): 508-751-9170
b. Community faculty:
Dale Magee MD, MS
Commissioner of Public Health, City of Worcester
25 Meade St.
25 Meade St.
Patricia Bruchmann MS, RN
Chief Public health Nurse, City of Worcester
25 Meade St.
2. Defining characteristics
a. The population of primary interest for this team is: Public Health in the city of Worcester, MA
b. The health issue affecting this population on which this team will focus is: To be developed by the student with the assistance of faculty. Students will learn to utilize The Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP) which is a dynamic, user-friendly information service that provides free, online access to many health and social indicators. With MassCHIP, you can obtain community-level data to assess health needs, monitor health status indicators, and evaluate health programs. Faculty will work with students to identify a question/topic to research during the experience. Emphasis will be on integrating social determinants of disease with measures of population health and projecting how this affects demand for services in the health care system.
c. The primary sites and locations at which the team will spend their time are: 25 Meade St. and offsite at field experiences.
d. Primary student activities: Research on topic, various field experiences provided via the DPH may include but is not limited to community meetings, tours of water and sewerage treatment facilities and inspectional services.
e. Specific logistical details e.g. housing, transportation, etc: Students will begin their days with a morning meeting at the Worcester Department of Public health, 25 Meade St. Worcester, MA. Students will need a car or carpool for field experiences and project work.
f. Maximum number of students on team: 6
a. Web resources relevant for this population and/or health issue
MassCHIP (plan on downloading full version to your computer and registering):
City of Worcester:
Centers for Disease Control:
Guide to Community Preventive Services
Census Bureau American Fact Finder
World Health Organization- data & statistics
b. Links to relevant agency reports
(the report on the health of Worcester is currently being written and should be available by class time)
Health of Massachusetts:
Health of USA: