Jeffrey M. Branch, EdD, Receives 2022 Alumni Certificate of Honor
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Jeffrey M. Branch, EdD, Receives 2022 Alumni Certificate of Honor

April 21, 2022

Jeffrey M. Branch, EdDPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has announced Jeffrey M. Branch, EdD, chair of the Department of Organizational Development and Leadership, as the recipient of the 2022 PCOM Alumni Association Certificate of Honor. It is the highest award given by the Association in recognition of distinguished services rendered and loyal devotion to the welfare and strengthening of PCOM. Dr. Branch will be honored at PCOM’s Founders’ Day celebration on Friday, April 29, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be streamed live on YouTube.

Dr. Branch joined PCOM’s Psychology Department in 2005 as an adjunct professor in organizational development and leadership (ODL), and in 2008 helped expand the master’s degree program and second-year biomedical science organizational leadership track to PCOM Georgia. In his current role, he oversees the MS ODL programs, which also includes the MS Public Health Management and Administration and the MS Non Profit Leadership and Population Health Management programs.

Under Dr. Branch’s leadership, the ODL program has developed strategic partnerships with two large non-profit public health and population health organizations: the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC and Affiliates) which offers integrative care to children and adults in Philadelphia, and Woods Services and Affiliates, a population health organization in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, that provides education, housing and behavioral health services to 18,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Dr. Branch is a member of NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Sciences and the International Organization Development Network (ODN), where he has served as chair of a special project for the Strategic Planning Implementation Team. He has also served as a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

Dr. Branch received his doctorate in education leadership from Widener University, a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Philadelphia Biblical University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from La Salle University.

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