The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) has a rich history of educating individuals for careers in health policy and management since its inception in 1950. Our strengths include the areas of health system governance and management, long-term care, and pharmaceutical economics.

We prepare students in our MPH (and JD/MPH) programs to develop and advocate for public policies, create policy regulation, and work in governmental and public health sectors. Our MHA (and MHA-MBA) graduates are trained to fill professional managerial positions in health care systems, hospitals, health insurance, and other organizations. As successful health care system executives these graduates provide leadership and are skilled in the management, financing and delivery of services, technological innovations, health policy and regulatory requirements, and public health and disease prevention strategies.

Students in our research-focused MS and PHD programs develop the rigorous analytical and quantitative skills needed for careers in top academic settings, government, and industry.

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As Its Drug Pricing Plans Fall Through, Trump Administration Turns To Congress To Act

NPR - "This is a huge potenti...
As Its Drug Pricing Plans Fall Through, Trump Administration Turns To Congress To Act

NPR - "This is a huge potential change, transformative," said HPM's Walid Gellad, director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing at Pitt.  (08/24/2019)

Rural Pennsylvanians Have Nearby Access to Opioid Treatment, but Still Travel Far to Receive it

INSIDE UPMC - Rural Pennsylva...
Rural Pennsylvanians Have Nearby Access to Opioid Treatment, but Still Travel Far to Receive it

INSIDE UPMC - Rural Pennsylvania Medicaid enrollees diagnosed with opioid use disorder are driving an average of four times as far as their nearest prescriber to receive medication-assisted treatment, according to an analysis led by HPM's Evan Cole. The study, published in the  Journal of General I... (08/10/2019)

UPMC Passavant names Lorenz new VP of operations

NORTH HILLS MONTHLY - Keith L...
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)

Inequity Remains Pittsburgh's Biggest Health Risk, Hacker Says

THE CONFLUENCE (WESA) -- Outg...
Inequity Remains Pittsburgh's Biggest Health Risk, Hacker Says

THE CONFLUENCE (WESA) -- Outgoing director of the Allegheny County Health Department, adjunct professor in HPM and BCHS, and Pitt Public Health board of visitors member, Dr. Karen Hacker discusses the population health issues of this region as well as her plans to head the CDC's National Center for... (07/31/2019)

Kahn finds regulations that mandate sepsis care appear to have worked in New York

NPR - A New York regulation t...
Kahn finds regulations that mandate sepsis care appear to have worked in New York

NPR - A New York regulation that dictates how doctors treat sepsis appears to be paying off, according to a study in JAMA. Amidst concerns about an unorthodox requirement of a specific set of practices that a doctor might otherwise deviate from based on the patient, HPM's Jeremy Kahn found that the... (07/23/2019)

 

Mon
11/11
HPM Lecture
Grand Rounds Dawn Gideon Lecture & WebinarGrand Rounds Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar HPM Lecture
Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar
Mon 11/11
University Club - Ballroom A

The Dawn Gideon Lecture is an annual educational event funded by the Dawn Gideon Foundation and conducted in cooperation with the HPM Alumni Association and made possible by the contributing sponsorship of the Healthcare Council of Western PA.

Fri
11/22
HPM Conference
HPM National Advisory Council (NAC) Meeting HPM National Advisory Council (NAC) Meeting HPM Conference
HPM National Advisory Council (NAC) Meeting
Fri 11/22
University Club

The next meeting of NAC, a committee composed of local, national, and international executives, academics, and alumni who gather to evaluate how the department is doing across its three-pronged mission of education, research, and service.