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Bridging the Gap: Palak Raval-Nelson’s Quest for Environmental Justice and Equality

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 27, 2024
Department of Public Health Leadership

Palak Raval-Nelson is a civil servant with 26 years of experience in public health. She started her career as a public health sanitarian and has since advanced through various roles such as supervisor, manager, administrator, and director of Environmental Health Services. Currently, she serves as Deputy Health Commissioner for the Department of Public Health, where she oversees Environmental Health Services, Air Management Services, Public Health Laboratory, and the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office.

In addition to her work at the Department of Public Health, Raval-Nelson also serves as adjunct faculty at Drexel University‚Äôs School of Public Health and Temple University. She teaches courses on environmental and occupational health, vulnerable populations and the environment. Raval-Nelson has presented papers at NEHA, PPHA, and APHA conferences and has publications in the National Journal of Environmental Health. She authored her first book in 2008 titled “Breast Cancer Politics: An Evaluation of Current Funding Policies.”

Raval-Nelson holds a B.S. in Biology from Temple University, an M.P.H from MCP Hahnemann University (where she graduated with the distinguished Hiega Society Award), and a Ph.D in environmental health and policy from Drexel University. She is a member of the Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society and was recognized by the Society of Women Environmental Professionals in 2006 as an outstanding woman environmental professional for the Delaware Valley.

Raval-Nelson’s deep commitment to working with vulnerable populations drives her to advocate for marginalized communities’ equity and environmental justice in all aspects of her work.

By Samantha Johnson

As a dedicated content writer at newsanguinely.com, I weave words into compelling stories that captivate and inform our readers. With a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail, I craft engaging articles that shed light on the latest news and trends. When I'm not typing away at my keyboard, you can find me exploring new ideas, researching diverse topics, and striving to deliver content that resonates with our audience. Join me on this journey as we uncover the stories that matter most.

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