by Providenza Rocco, JD, MSW, MBE, HEC-C

What do you do in the Center for Urban Bioethics?

As the Senior Advisor for the Urban Bioethics program, I primarily support the daily operations of the program with logistics like course creation, student registration, advising on degree requirements, communication of opportunities for…


An exceptional time, an exceptional group of students

This year our Bridging the Gaps scholars were:

Erin Russell, Farm to Families

Shreya Thakur, Farm to Families,

Nausheen Baksh, PHA CARES

Julia Carp, Farm to Families

Jennifer Deasy, Advance Directives

Matthew Dickson, Farm to Families

Katrina Juntereal, Advance Directives

Andrea Quartey…


by Michaella Kinloch, Urban Bioethics Master’s Candidate, 2022

At the start of 1970 I was 18 years old, though much less mature than I might have been, certainly less so than most were at that age, and unusually dour, serious, and socially rather badly adjusted. In a term of…


Congratulations to our MATCH DAY MAUB students!

by Providenza Loera Rocco, JD, MSW, MBE, HEC-C


-conducted by Providenza Loera Rocco, JD, MSW, MBE, HEC-C

When did you realize you wanted to become a doctor?

To be completely honest, I spent a lot of my life following the stereotypical Asian immigrant instructions of either becoming a doctor, lawyer, and engineer. With most difficult things, unless you…


conducted by Providenza Loera Rocco, JD, MSW, MBE, HEC-C

Jan. 2021

When did you know you wanted to become a doctor?

I knew pretty early on that I wanted to be a doctor. Having witnessed the amount of distrust of medicine within immigrant communities while growing up, I wanted to…


This month, I had the pleasure of asking some of our MA in Urban Bioethics students what Urban Bioethics is to them — and this is what they told me. Enjoy reading their perspectives!

— Prof. Providnza Loera Rocco, JD, MSW, MBE, HEC-C

Photo credit: Mural Arts Philadelphia

“Urban bioethics provides an opportunity to look…


by Providenza Loera Rocco, JD, MSW, MBE, HEC-C

Photo credit: Time magazine

Food waste makes up 30–40 percent of the US food supply. In 2018, 88.9 percent of households in the US were food insecure through the year. In North Philadelphia, where I work as an assistant professor at Temple Medicine in the Center…


Class of 2020 Lewis Katz School of Medicine

How does it feel to be graduated and done with classes?

It feels surreal and exciting!

When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?

Since my Fisher Price doctor’s kit

Where are you starting your residency?

Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, FL

What made you choose Temple Med?


Congratulations to the class of 2020!

Micah Landry MacAskill

Thesis: The Moral Imperative of Addressing Patient Religion and Spirituality in Medicine

Urban Bioethics @ Temple

Committed to defining and addressing the ethical challenges of urban health care, public health status, and policy.@CBUHP

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