UPenn Urban Health Lab Job Openings


The Urban Health Lab (UHL) is hiring! We are dedicated to designing and testing individual and community-level interventions to build healthy neighborhoods. The UHL has a focus in urban nature, blight remediation, violence prevention, and structural racism that has impacted Black and Brown communities. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the health and well-being of Black and other minority communities who want to help develop and grow several efforts at Penn Medicine to dismantle structural and institutional racism through research and action.

  • Community Engagement and Research Coordinator Position (4 openings)

Apply here: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/PSOM/job/Blockley-Hall/Clinical-Research-Coordinator-A_JR00045167 

These individuals will work on various projects in UHL and the Opportunity for Health Lab including: 1) an NIH funded randomized controlled trial designed to improve health among Black Philadelphians through neighborhood vacant lot cleaning, abandoned house remediation, tree planting, trash pickup, tax preparation, financial counseling, micro grants, and maximizing public benefits and 2) the Nature and Well-Being Project, a research study designed to evaluate the impact of greenspace on mental health and well-being in Black communities through mini parks co-designed by the community and connection to nearby greenspaces, education of the health benefits of nature, digital nudges, and personalized goal feedback. They will inform study designs and will work in the field to enroll community members as participants. We highly value lived experience either being from or currently living in Black Philadelphia neighborhoods when considering applicants. 

  • Project Manager C (1 opening)

Apply here: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Blockley-Hall/Manager–Research-Project-C–Emergency-Medicine-_JR00045973-1
This individual will support the Urban Health Lab (UHL) with projects related to the intersection of health and the environment.  A significant portion of the Project Manager’s time will be devoted to the development and growth of a new project Deeply Rooted, a new initiative funded by Penn Medicine and CHOP to increase greenspace in West and Southwest Philadelphia. The Project Manager will work closely with UHL Faculty Director Dr. Eugenia South and Director Nicole Thomas to implement all aspects of Deeply Rooted, including ensuring for the creation of new greenspace, support job and leadership training, activate new and existing greenspaces through community grants to build social cohesion, and environmental justice advocacy.

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