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Oglesby, Willie H. (Billy)

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Willie H. (Billy) Oglesby, PhD, MSPH, FACHE

Willie (Billy) H. Oglesby, PhD, MSPH, FACHE

Contact Dr. Oglesby

901 Walnut Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-6648
(866) 330-2654 fax


PhD, Health Behavior, University of South Carolina
MSPH, Health Behavior, University of South Carolina
BSBA, Corporate Finance, University of South Carolina

University Appointments

Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs, College of Population Health

Research and Practice Interests

Child and Adolescent Health
Health Reform
Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy
Lifestyle Medicine
Economic Evaluation
Substance Abuse
Foster Care
Judicial Diversion Programs and Specialized Dockets for Children and Parents


I have taught masters and doctoral courses in cost-effectiveness analysis, public health surveillance systems, health care reform, and health care finance.


I am practice-based scholar who uses community-engaged research methodologies to examine and strengthen the systems, methods, and policies that promote population health. I publish across the spectrum of venues that drive system, policy, and practice changes at local levels with the goal of translating knowledge into action. My research and practice expertise includes child and adolescent health, sexual and reproductive health, substance abuse, economic evaluation of health interventions, and judicial diversion programs and specialized dockets for children and parents.


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Readmission rates in not-for-profit vs. proprietary hospitals before and after the hospital readmission reduction program implementation
  2. Conducting research on adolescent substance abuse
  3. Economic evaluation of substance abuse and prevention programs
  4. LGBT populations and substance abuse research: An overview
  5. Perceptions of Harm and Reasons for Misuse of Prescription Opioid Drugs and Reasons for Not Seeking Treatment for Physical or Emotional Pain Among a Sample of College Students
  6. Physician-patient communication regarding patients’ healthcare costs in the us: A systematic review of the literature
  7. Perceptions of and preferences for federally-funded family planning clinics
  8. Diagnoses, prevalence, and state-based federal spending for HIV prevention and treatment in the United States, 2006-2009
  9. A mixed-methods approach to conducting internal revenue service-compliant community health needs assessments: A case example for nonprofit hospital leaders
  10. Psychometric Properties of an HIV Knowledge Scale Administered With Populations at High Risk for HIV Infection
  11. Review of MPH practicum requirements in accredited schools of public health
  12. Associations Between School Perceptions and Tobacco Use in a Sample of Southern Middle School Students
  13. Cost savings threshold analysis of a capacity-building program for hiv prevention organizations
  14. Evaluation results of the CDC/ASPH Institute for HIV prevention leadership: A capacity-building educational program for HIV prevention program managers