Nicholas S. Imperato DO, MPH

I obtained my medical degree (DO) from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and pursued a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at Thomas Jefferson University, with a concentration in health policy. During this time I was able to delve into the intricacies of health policy and its impact on the delivery of care and gained valuable insights into the intersection between policy decisions and the administration of healthcare.

Professionally, my interests lie at the intersection of addiction medicine, medical education, and health policy. I have had chance to see the profound impact that health policy can have on the lives of patients and the overall efficiency of the healthcare system.

Additionally, I have a strong belief that healthcare providers should have a more comprehensive understanding of influential health policy and legislation, which will allow them to bridge the gap between policy and practice. Unfortunately, undergraduate medical education is lacking in any robust curriculum that discusses these topics. My goal is to educate and empower healthcare providers and students, equipping them with the knowledge and awareness needed to navigate the complex landscape of healthcare policy.

ThePolicyDoc blog seeks to relay complex and everchanging information in an efficient and easily digestable format for those with limited time, but an interest in gaining a greater depth of knowledge.