Dr. Jennifer Ibrahim is interim dean for the College of Public Health, tenured associate professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy and the associate director of the National Program Office for Public Health Law Research. Jennifer has been recognized by her peers as an outstanding teacher as evidenced by the award of all of Temple University’s teaching awards, including the highest honor, the Great Teacher Award, and multiple national awards. In addition to her achievements in teaching and mentoring graduate students, she has maintained a funded research agenda in the area of health policy, including work on legal infrastructure, the dynamic relationship between public health lawyers and practitioners and work on tobacco control policymaking.

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




HRPR 5001

Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions


HRPR 8985

Teaching in Higher Education: Health Professions


HRPR 8987

Teaching in Higher Education Practicum


Selected Publications

  • Cloud, L.K., Prood, N., & Ibrahim, J. (2023). Disarming Intimate Partner Violence Offenders: An In-Depth Descriptive Analysis of Federal and State Firearm Prohibitor Laws in the United States, 1991-2016. J Interpers Violence, 38(5-6), pp. 5164-5189. United States. doi: 10.1177/08862605221120891

  • Ventura, L., Chiarelli-Helminiak, C.M., Frankel, A.S., Hipple, E., Ibrahim, J., Sharma, S., Wolcott, J., & Metz, S.M. (2023). "Unprecedented Times:" Experiences of Social Work and Public Health Professionals during Times of Public Crises. Soc Work Public Health, 38(2), pp. 121-134. United States. doi: 10.1080/19371918.2022.2097973

  • Monshi, S.S., Collins, B.N., Wu, J., Alzahrani, M.A.J., & Ibrahim, J.K. (2022). Tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship in Arabic media between 2017 and 2019. Health Policy Plan, 37(8), pp. 990-999. England. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czac039

  • Shuman, S., Pollitt, A.M., O'Brien, M., Ibrahim, J., & Gupta, J. (2022). Health Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence and Help-seeking Among Unauthorized Immigrant Women. J Interpers Violence, 37(17-18), pp. NP15620-NP15648. United States. doi: 10.1177/08862605211020981

  • Monshi, S.S., Wu, J., Collins, B.N., & Ibrahim, J.K. (2022). Youth susceptibility to tobacco use in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, 2001-2018. Prev Med Rep, 26, p. 101711. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101711

  • Gasoyan, H., Soans, R.S., Ibrahim, J.K., Aaronson, W.E., & Sarwer, D.B. (2022). Association between insurance-mandated precertification criteria and inpatient healthcare utilization during 1 year after bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 18(2), pp. 271-280. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2021.10.007

  • Monshi, S.S. & Ibrahim, J. (2021). Implementation of tobacco control measures in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, 2008-2020. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy, 16(1), p. 57. England. doi: 10.1186/s13011-021-00393-8

  • Gasoyan, H., Ibrahim, J.K., Aaronson, W.E., & Sarwer, D.B. (2021). The role of health insurance characteristics in utilization of bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 17(5), pp. 860-868. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2021.01.024

  • Gasoyan, H., Soans, R., Ibrahim, J.K., Aaronson, W.E., & Sarwer, D.B. (2020). Do Insurance-mandated Precertification Criteria and Insurance Plan Type Determine the Utilization of Bariatric Surgery Among Individuals With Private Insurance? Med Care, 58(11), pp. 952-957. United States. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001358

  • Klieger, S.B., Gutman, A., Allen, L., Pacula, R.L., Ibrahim, J.K., & Burris, S. (2017). Mapping medical marijuana: state laws regulating patients, product safety, supply chains and dispensaries, 2017. Addiction, 112(12), pp. 2206-2216. England. doi: 10.1111/add.13910

  • Burris, S., Johnson, S.K., Ibrahim, J., Platt, E., & Allen, L. (2017). State-level opioid antagonist access laws: The emergence of three distinct strategies, 2001–2015. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 171, p. e29. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.08.094

  • Ibrahim, J.K., Sorensen, A.A., Grunwald, H., & Burris, S. (2017). Supporting a Culture of Evidence-Based Policy: Federal Funding for Public Health Law Evaluation Research, 1985-2014. J Public Health Manag Pract, 23(6), pp. 658-666. United States. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000598

  • Burris, S., Hitchcock, L., Ibrahim, J., Penn, M., & Ramanathan, T. (2016). Policy Surveillance: A Vital Public Health Practice Comes of Age. J Health Polit Policy Law, 41(6), pp. 1151-1173. United States. doi: 10.1215/03616878-3665931

  • Burris, S., Ashe, M., Blanke, D., Ibrahim, J., Levin, D.E., Matthews, G., Penn, M., & Katz, M. (2016). Better Health Faster: The 5 Essential Public Health Law Services. Public Health Rep, 131(6), pp. 747-753. United States. doi: 10.1177/0033354916667496

  • Blackburn, K.B., Greene, I., Malloy, S., Himelstein, R., Hanlon, A., & Ibrahim, J.K. (2015). Breaking it Down: Defining the Framework & Evaluating the Impact of a Peer Education Program. Journal of Youth Development, 10(2), pp. 112-120. doi: 10.5195/jyd.2015.413



  • Orleans, T., Burris, S., Ibrahim, J., MacDonald, J., & Knight, S.J. (2014). PUBLIC HEALTH LAW AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE: IMPROVING POPULATION HEALTH THROUGH POLICY. ANNALS of BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 47, pp. S141-S141. Retrieved from

  • Mello, M.M., Wood, J., Burris, S., Wagenaar, A.C., Ibrahim, J.K., & Swanson, J.W. (2013). Critical opportunities for public health law: a call for action. Am J Public Health, 103(11), pp. 1979-1988. United States. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301281

  • Kaufman, N., Allan, S., & Ibrahim, J. (2013). Using public health legal counsel effectively: beliefs, barriers and opportunities for training. J Law Med Ethics, 41 Suppl 1, pp. 61-64. England. doi: 10.1111/jlme.12041

  • Purayidathil, F.W. & Ibrahim, J. (2012). A summary of health outcomes: multistate foodborne disease outbreaks in the U.S., 1998-2007. J Environ Health, 75(4), pp. 8-13. United States. Retrieved from

  • Ibrahim, J.K., Burris, S., & Hays, S. (2012). Public health law research: exploring law in public health systems. J Public Health Manag Pract, 18(6), pp. 499-505. United States. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31825ce8f6

  • Collins, B.N. & Ibrahim, J. (2012). Pediatric Secondhand Smoke Exposure: Moving Toward Systematic Multi-Level Strategies to Improve Health. Glob Heart, 7(2), pp. 161-165. England. doi: 10.1016/j.gheart.2012.05.001

  • Burris, S., Mays, G.P., Scutchfield, F.D., & Ibrahim, J.K. (2012). Moving from intersection to integration: public health law research and public health systems and services research. Milbank Q, 90(2), pp. 375-408. United States. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2012.00667.x

  • Rexing, C.J. & Ibrahim, J.K. (2012). State tobacco control plans: who falls outside the plans? Am J Health Promot, 27(1), pp. 29-36. United States. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.100408-QUAL-109

  • Ibrahim, J.K., Anderson, E.D., Burris, S.C., & Wagenaar, A.C. (2011). State laws restricting driver use of mobile communications devices: distracted-driving provisions, 1992-2010 (vol 40, pg 659, 2011). AMERICAN JOURNAL of PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 41(2), pp. 238-239. Retrieved from

  • Ibrahim, J.K., Anderson, E.D., Burris, S.C., & Wagenaar, A.C. (2011). Erratum: State laws restricting driver use of mobile communications devices: Distracted-driving provisions, 1992-2010 (American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2011) 40:6 (659-665)). American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(2), pp. 238-239. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2011.05.021

  • Ibrahim, J.K., Anderson, E.D., Burris, S.C., & Wagenaar, A.C. (2011). State laws restricting driver use of mobile communications devices distracted-driving provisions, 1992-2010. Am J Prev Med, 40(6), pp. 659-665. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2011.02.024

  • Zanis, D.A., Hollm, R.E., Derr, D., Ibrahim, J.K., Collins, B.N., Coviello, D., & Melochick, J.R. (2011). Comparing intervention strategies among rural, low SES, young adult tobacco users. Am J Health Behav, 35(2), pp. 240-247. England. doi: 10.5993/ajhb.35.2.11

  • Collins, B.N., Ibrahim, J.K., Hovell, M., Tolley, N.M., Nair, U.S., Jaffe, K., Zanis, D., & Audrain-McGovern, J. (2010). Residential smoking restrictions are not associated with reduced child SHS exposure in a baseline sample of low-income, urban African Americans. Health (Irvine Calif), 2(11), pp. 1264-1271. United States. doi: 10.4236/health.2010.211188

  • Ibrahim, J.K. (2010). The tobacco tug-of-war: Advertising and counteradvertising tobacco products to youth. Pediatric, Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, 23(2), pp. 105-111. doi: 10.1089/ped.2010.0025

  • Burris, S., Wagenaar, A.C., Swanson, J., Ibrahim, J.K., Wood, J., & Mello, M.M. (2010). Making the case for laws that improve health: a framework for public health law research. Milbank Q, 88(2), pp. 169-210. United States. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2010.00595.x

  • Klaiman, T. & Ibrahim, J.K. (2010). State health department structure and pandemic planning. J Public Health Manag Pract, 16(2), pp. E1-E7. United States. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e3181b83475

  • Waterman, F.A. & Ibrahim, J.K. (2009). Foodborne outbreaks and agricultural practices: should public health prevention start in the field? J Environ Health, 71(7), pp. 61-63. United States. Retrieved from

  • Klaiman, T.A., Ibrahim, J., & Hausman, A. (2009). Do State Written Pandemic Plans Include Federal Recommendations? A National Study. JOURNAL of HOMELAND SECURITY and EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, 6(1). Retrieved from

  • Zanis, D.A., Derr, D., Hollm, R., & Ibrahim, J. (2008). Variability of healthcare practitioner intervention among 18- to 24-year-old tobacco users. J Adolesc Health, 42(6), pp. 634-636. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.11.142

  • Ibrahim, J.K. & Glantz, S.A. (2007). The rise and fall of tobacco control media campaigns, 1967 2006. Am J Public Health, 97(8), pp. 1383-1396. United States. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2006.097006

  • Santamore, W.P., Ibrahim, J., Isiadinso, I.N., Homko, C.J., Kashem, A., Masucci, M., Gaughan, J., Bove, A.A., & Menapace, F. (2007). Physician advice for diet and exercise for populations at risk for cardiovascular disease: Opportunities for telemedicine. CIRCULATION, 115(8), pp. E275-E275. Retrieved from

  • Ibrahim, J.K. & Glantz, S.A. (2006). Tobacco industry litigation strategies to oppose tobacco control media campaigns. Tob Control, 15(1), pp. 50-58. England. doi: 10.1136/tc.2005.014142

  • Ibrahim, J.K., Tsoukalas, T.H., & Glantz, S.A. (2004). Public health foundations and the tobacco industry: lessons from Minnesota. Tob Control, 13(3), pp. 228-236. England. doi: 10.1136/tc.2003.006866

  • McMenamin, S.B., Halpin, H.A., Ibrahim, J.K., & Orleans, C.T. (2004). Physician and enrollee knowledge of Medicaid coverage for tobacco dependence treatments. Am J Prev Med, 26(2), pp. 99-104. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2003.10.017

  • Ibrahim, J.K. (2003). Tobacco cessation in primary care: beyond just quitting. Clin Med Res, 1(3), pp. 175-176. United States. doi: 10.3121/cmr.1.3.175

  • Ibrahim, J.K., Schauffler, H.H., Barker, D.C., & Orleans, C.T. (2002). Coverage of tobacco dependence treatments for pregnant women and for children and their parents. Am J Public Health, 92(12), pp. 1940-1942. United States. doi: 10.2105/ajph.92.12.1940