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Population Health


Steven R. Carson, RN, BSN, MHA

Vice President, Clinical Integration, Temple University Health System, President of the Temple Center for Population Health, LLC, he is accountable for the Center’s operations, oversight and development of care management and performance improvement initiatives, focused on pay for performance and insurance third party risk life clinical and financial outcomes. Mr. Carson has over 30 years of hospital, home health and leadership experience. He is a registered nurse and has an undergraduate degree from Gwynedd Mercy University and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Saint Joseph’s University.

Deborah A. Swavely, RN, DNP

Dr. Swavely is the Director of Population Health Studies and Innovation. She is responsible for procuring funding for population health projects to promote high value care and improve health outcomes; and, to significantly expand the multidisciplinary research capacity at the TCPH to support clinical and business integration. Dr. Swavely has over 20 years of leadership, research, and population health experience. She is a graduate of West Chester, De Sales, and Duke Universities.

Ronni Whyte BSN, RN

Ms. Whyte brings 20 years of experience in nursing, transitions of care and population health experience to the TCPH. Her role is to identify and implement new programs in clinical and community settings to engage patients and providers to improve population-based health outcomes. Current programs include the integration of behavioral health into the primary care setting utilizing health information technology and the CDC-funded Diabetes Prevention Program in collaboration with the Philadelphia Department of Health. Ms. Whyte received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Immaculata University, and is currently fulfilling the requirements for a Master’s of Science in Health Education and Promotion at Walden University. Ms. Whyte participated in the Leadership Development Program at St. Joseph’s University and is a member of the American Association for Ambulatory Care Nurses.