• Member, MPH Program Curriculum Committee
  • Member, MPH Capstone Subcommittee
  • Course Co-Director, PUBH517/CPLN622 Geography & Public Health
  • Course Director, PUBH 509 Injury and the Public's Health
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Director, Cartographic Modeling Laboratory
  • Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
  • Senior Fellow, The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
  • Faculty Associate, Institute for Urban Research

Charles Branas is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Cartographic Modeling Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds numerous other university appointments, including as a Penn Fellow in the University Office of the Provost. Dr. Branas works to improve health and healthcare and is recognized for his efforts to reduce violence and enhance emergency care. Much of his work incorporates human geography and spatial interactions. His studies have taken him to various places including the neighborhoods of Philadelphia, rural counties across the US and, most recently, cities and small towns in Guatemala and other countries. Dr. Branas has been on various boards and scientific panels at the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Canadian National Research Council, The South African Medical Resarch Council, and is Past Presdient of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research. Before coming to Penn, Dr. Branas trained and conducted research at both the Johns Hopkins and University of California, Berkeley Schools of Public Health and worked at the US Department of Health and Human Services.