Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, is the associate dean for healthy equity at the Dell Medical School, as well as an associate professor in the school’s Departments of Population Health and Internal Medicine. She also concurrently holds a faculty appointment at Huston-Tillotson University and serves as a senior consultant for Seton, part of Ascension, to help meet health equity goals across its system.
Mullen is an internist, epidemiologist, public health physician leader and the former principal deputy assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Her career has spanned clinical, research, teaching and administrative roles focused on improving the health of all people, especially the underserved. She is also recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in building effective community-based chronic disease prevention programs and for her commitment to improving individual and population health by strengthening coordination between community, public health and health care systems.
Board certified in internal medicine, Mullen received her bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Health from Yale University where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychosocial epidemiology. She graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.