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About the Center

The Center for Premedical and Health Profession Studies is focused on helping students across the colleges who are pursuing careers in the health professions. The center is focused on student outcomes – helping students achieve better success at the careers they have chosen in medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, pharmacy, physical/occupational therapy and other health profession programs. All colleges are supported where premedical and health profession studies may be pursued upon graduation by its students.


The Center supports all pathways for premedical studies as well as to provide advisement/referral services for students pursuing professions in other health related professions.

Who is Supported

The Center guides and supports a community of pre-health profession students in their academic and extracurricular preparation to enter medical, dental, or other healthcare professions programs. In this capacity the Center encourages and supports all University of Delaware students, campus organizations, and academic units on campus.

Center Staff





Dr. David Barlow
David Barlow, Ph.D.

Associate Professor &
Director of the Center for Health Profession Studies

105E Pearson Hall
Academy St.
Newark, DE


Jennifer Nauen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor &
Director of the Health Professions Evaluation Committee
Dept. Biological Sciences
239 Wolf Hall
Newark, DE
Dr. Saskia Richter
Saskia Richter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor &
Health Professions Advisor
Dept. Kinesiology and
Applied Physiology
210V Health Science Complex
Newark, DE
Caroline WestCaroline Tillman, B.S.
Academic Program Coordinator  105E Pearson Hall
Academy St.
Newark, DE

Caroline Harrington, B.S.
Graduate Assistant  105E Pearson Hall
Academy St.
Newark, DE

Advisory Board

David A. Barlow, Ph.D.
University of Delaware
Dawn Elliott, Ph.D.
University of Delaware
John Pelesko, Ph.D
University of Delaware
Deborah Benvenger, MBA
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
William Farquhar, Ph.D.
University of Delaware
James Richards, Ph.D.
University of Delaware
Erin Brannick, DVM, DACVP
University of Delaware
Brian Hahn
Kornberg School of Dentistry
Temple University
Wayne Segal, PharmD
Heyward Brock
University of Delaware
Donald Lehman, Ed.D.*
University of Delaware
Saqib Usmani, DMD, MBA
Bright Smile Dental Care
Clara Callahan, M.D.
Sidney Kimmel Medical School
Thomas Jefferson University
Andras Megyari, MD
Patricia Walsh, Ph.D.*
University of Delaware
Douglas Doren, Ph.D.
University of Delaware
Barret Michalec, Ph.D.
University of Delaware
Donna Woulfe, Ph.D.
University of Delaware