Marla Davis Bellamy is the executive director of the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy at the Temple University School of Medicine, and Director of Philadelphia CeaseFire, a public health violence intervention program developed in Chicago. Prior to joining Temple, Davis Bellamy served as executive director of the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia and for five years prior as chief of staff for the PA Department of Health in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Over her career, Davis Bellamy has served as executive vice president of special projects at Universal Companies, director of community affairs at the Univ. of Pennsylvania Health System, executive director of the Healthcare Management Alternatives Foundation, Inc. and government relations liaison for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Along with the criminal defense attorney, Tariq El-Shabazz, she is also the host of “The Pulse,” a weekly morning magazine segment on WURD 900-AM in Philadelphia. Davis Bellamy received her J.D. from Temple University School of Law and her Master’s from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Johnson C. Smith University.