Alumni Resources

Resources for HPM Alumni

The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) has more than 1,000 distinguished alumni who hold management or policy positions in the health care sector. One third of our alumni hold top leadership positions within their organizations with titles such as president, chief executive officer, and executive director. Recent Master of Health Administration (MHA) graduates have obtained management and presidential fellowships and entry- or mid-level positions in health care settings such as hospitals, academic medical centers, physician practices, long-term care facilities, insurance plans, and consulting firms. Recent Master of Public Health (MPH) graduates have obtained positions with health departments, foundations, wellness networks, and governmental agencies and organizations.

For two out of the past three years, 100 percent of our MHA graduates were employed in professional positions within nine months of graduation. For the same time period, the rates of employment within six months of graduation, including the pursuit of advanced degrees, for our MPH graduates ranged from 75 to 100 percent.


We are proud of our alumni. Whether you have received an MPH, MHA, JD/MPH, MS, or PhD degree, we are pleased to consider you as a member of the HPM alumni community.

HPM alumni have supported scholarships for students; participated in courses and professional practice activities; and become involved as mentors, preceptors, and lecturers. You have inspired our students and improved our educational programs, and we thank you.

We encourage all alumni to participate, whether you can devote just an hour or several days over the course of the year. You can become involved at any level—with the department, Pitt Public Health, schools of the health sciences, or University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association. The following are suggested ways to get involved:

  • Become a mentor for an incoming student
  • Become a preceptor for a summer management residency or practicum experience
  • Become a donor to HPM
  • Become a lecturer in one of our classes
  • Become involved with our student Health Policy and Management Association group
  • Become active in the HPM Alumni Association or Pitt Public Health Alumni Association
  • Become active in recruiting prospective students


E-mail Doreen Hernandez, Events and Communications Coordinator, about getting involved at the department level.

Learn more about school-wide opportunities for Pitt Public Health alumni.

Learn about how you can donate to Pitt Public Health.

In addition, Pitt Public Health, the schools of the health sciences, and the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association plan events throughout the year that are geared toward alumni. Check out these event calendar pages for more information:



Volunteer to be a networking resource for public health students. Participate in recruitment fairs across the country. Attend school-sponsored lectures. Follow Pitt Public Health on social media [link to social media page]. There are so many opportunities to stay connected as a Pitt Public Health and University of Pittsburgh alumnus. Here are just a few:

  • Pitt Public Health in the World
  • Mentoring (coming soon!)
  • Class Reunions
  • Connect with fellow department alumni by contacting the Alumni Coordinator for more information
  • More


    As an alumnus, you have access to Pitt Public Health and University job search tools and career resources, including PittBRIDGES, the school’s job and internship matching service. For more information, visit Career Services.

    If you're not already benefiting from our alumni SharePoint website, please email Doreen Hernandez, Events and Communications Coordinator, for information on how to log in to see department-specific job postings developed and maintained by HPM.


    Update your information by emailing,

    Click here to receive the Pitt Public Health magazine and alumni e-newsletters, or to connect with Pitt Public Health on social media.

    Share alumni news

    Share your accomplishments, stories, or news—and stories of classmates or colleagues—at or by e-mailing We’d love to hear from you!

    Share news

    HPM Alumni Newsletters

    Update your address
    and Keep in Touch

    Upcoming Alumni Events

    Get a look at upcoming events for alumni:

    HPM Alumni News


    Meet HPM alumna Cassandra Leighton 

    Meet HPM alumna Cassandra Leighton

    Cassandra Leighton (HPM '19) is a health services solutions analyst at AmeriHealth Caritas. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a managed care organization, serving over 5.1 million Medicaid, Medicare, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members across 11 states. In her... (10/17/2019)

    Garrison, Abdi, Litam win first place nationally in 2019 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition 

    Garrison, Abdi, Litam win first place nationally in 2019 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition

    Erika Garrison (MHA/MBA '20), Ilham Abdi (MHA '20), and Terrance Litam (MHA '20) took top honors in NAHSE's case competition held in Washington, DC. Competing among 29 teams representing the nation's top programs, the Pitt students developed a plan to address the health care needs of San Francisco'... (10/14/2019)

    UPMC Passavant names Lorenz new VP of operations 

    UPMC Passavant names Lorenz new VP of operations

    NORTH HILLS MONTHLY - Keith Lorenz (HPM '11) has been appointed vice president of operations for UPMC Passavant. He will support and lead the hospital in its goal to be the best place for people to work, patients to receive care, and for advanced care providers and physicians to practice medicine. ... (08/06/2019)

    Meet Kristen Free (MHA '18), Gideon Scholar 

    Meet Kristen Free (MHA '18), Gideon Scholar

    "I think that Dawn left an incredible legacy. Every time I mention the foundation, I'm running into people who personally knew Dawn and every single person I runinto has a great story about her and had great interactions with her. And through all of these stories, I'm not only learning through the ... (07/16/2019)

    Zeni among Notable Women in Education, Crain's Business News 

    Zeni among Notable Women in Education, Crain's Business News

    CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS - The women selected are dedicated to creating and expanding learning opportunities for Northeast Ohioans of all ages, at all levels, and in a host of fields. Mary Beth Zeni (HPM '93) was chosen for innovative and successful curriculum development strategies as associate ... (07/03/2019)
    More Pitt Public Health News
    More alumni stories