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About the Center

The Center for 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

Scheduled Appointments:

111A Health Sciences Complex, Newark, DE

Drop-In Advisement:

105E Pearson Hall, Newark, DE


Dr. David Barlow

Jennifer Nauen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor &
Director of the Health Professions Evaluation Committee

105E Pearson Hall
Academy St.
Newark, DE


Dr. Saskia Richter

Saskia Richter, Ph.D., ATC

Assistant Professor &
Medical Scholars Program Director

Dept. Kinesiology and
Applied Physiology
210V Health Science Complex
Newark, DE


Caroline Tillman

Caroline Tillman

Academic Program Coordinator

111B Health Sciences Complex,

Newark, DE


John Buckley portrait

John Buckley

Health Professions Advisor

Scheduled Appointments:

111C Health Sciences Complex, Newark, DE

Drop-In Advisement:

105E Pearson Hall, Newark, DE


Caroline Tillman

Alison Spiller

Graduate Assistant

111 Health Sciences Complex, Newark, DE



Caroline Tillman

Rachel Wang

PHPLLC Peer Mentor

David A. Barlow, Ph.D.
University of Delaware
Dawn Elliott, Ph.D.
University of Delaware
John Pelesko, Ph.D
University of Delaware
Donna Woulfe, Ph.D.
University of Delaware
William Farquhar, Ph.D.
University of Delaware
Saqib Usmani, DMD, MBA
Bright Smile Dental Care
Erin Brannick, DVM, DACVP
University of Delaware
Brian Hahn
Kornberg School of Dentistry
Temple University
Wayne Segal, PharmD