Giridhar G Mallya

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
Senior Scholar, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Associate Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

Contact information
1401 JFK Blvd, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Office: 215-686-5230
AB (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
Brown University, 1999.
Brown University Medical School, 2003.
MSHP (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2008.
Post-Graduate Training
Family Medicine Resident, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2003-2006.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2008.
American Board of Family Medicine, 2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

Research Interests:
Chronic disease prevention, public health regulation, tobacco control, obesity prevention

Giridhar Mallya, MD, MSHP, has been the Director of Policy and Planning for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health since October 2008. In this position, Dr. Mallya helps to define public health priorities for the City, coordinates the Department’s research and data analysis activities, and works with key leadership—including the Board of Health—to set policies and develop regulations. He also leads the Department’s Get Healthy Philly tobacco control and obesity prevention initiatives.

Dr. Mallya graduated from Brown University Medical School in Providence, RI, and completed a residency in Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Following residency, Dr. Mallya was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a Masters Degree in Health Policy Research.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Family Medicine

Selected Publications

Cavanaugh E, Mallya G, Brensinger C, Tierney A, Glanz K. : Nutrition Environments in Corner Stores in Philadelphia. Preventive Medicine. 2013;56;2;149-151. 2013.

Trost S, McCoy T, Vander Veur S, Mallya G, Duffy M, Foster G.: Physical activity patterns of inner-city school children. Medicine & Science and Sports & Exercise. 2012 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print]. 2012.

Robbins J, Mallya G, Polansky M, Schwarz D.: Obesity and Severe Obesity among Students in the School District of Philadelphia: Prevalence, Disparities, and Trends, 2006-2010. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2012;9:120118. 2012.

Jordan A, Piotrowski JT, Bleakley A, Mallya G.: Developing media interventions to reduce household sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2012;640(March):118-135. 2012.

Mallya G, Pollack C, Polsky D. : Are Physicians Ready to Practice in a Consumer-Driven Environment? American Journal of Managed Care. 2008;14(10):661-668. 2008.

Pollack C, Mallya G, Polsky D. : The Impact of Consumer-Directed Health Plans and Patient Socioeconomic Status on Physician Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2008; 23(10):1595-1601. 2008.

Mallya G, Bazemore AW, Phillips RL, Green LA, Klein LS, Dodoo MS. : Mind the gap: Medicare Part D's coverage gaps may affect patient adherence. American Family Physician 73: 404, March 2006.

Mallya G, Bazemore AW, Phillips RL, Green LA, Klein LS, Dodoo MS.: Medicare Part D: who wins, who loses? American Family Physician 73: 401, March 2006.

Mallya G, Bazemore AW, Phillips RL, Green LA, Klein LS, Dodoo MS.: Out-of-pocket prescription costs a continuing burden under Medicare Part D. American Family Physician 73: 402, March 2006.

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