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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Gellad comments: Four health care questions every 2020 Democratic candidate should answer

VOX - If overhauling the U.S....
Gellad comments: Four health care questions every 2020 Democratic candidate should answer

VOX - If overhauling the U.S. health care system isn’t on the table in January 2021, drug prices, the opioid crisis, hospital spending, and long-term care are all deeply important problems that a Democratic president will need to turn their attention to if he or she wins. “If [Medicare-for-all] is ... (09/16/2019)

Jarlenski shows women aren't talking to health care professionals about using weed during pregnancy

UNDARK - Research by HPM's Ma...
Jarlenski shows women aren't talking to health care professionals about using weed during pregnancy

UNDARK - Research by HPM's Marian Jarlenski has shown women’s perception of cannabis as risky is dropping. A study published in June in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that between 2002 to 2003 and 2016 to 2017, self-reported use of cannabis in pregnancy doubled overall in the... (08/28/2019)

A new study reveals how the price of treatments for a devastating disease quadrupled over the past decade

BUSINESS INSIDER - Alvaro San...
A new study reveals how the price of treatments for a devastating disease quadrupled over the past decade

BUSINESS INSIDER - Alvaro San-Juan Rodriguez (HPM '20) and Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM '16) published a new study in JAMA Neurology that found that drug prices for individuals with multiple sclerosis quadrupled over a 10-year period. The average price of the the treatments climbed from $18,660 in 200... (08/28/2019)

Kahn finds hospital choice could affect pediatric mortality during emergencies

HEALIO - A child’s chance of ...
Kahn finds hospital choice could affect pediatric mortality during emergencies

HEALIO - A child’s chance of survival in an emergency may depend on the hospital where they receive care. Researchers assessed the pediatric readiness of EDs in five states and found that hospitals with the highest scores had lower mortality rates. “For some time, we’ve known that hospitals vary wi... (08/26/2019)

Jarlenski points to power of prevention after study finds 2% of women have ‘persistent’ opioid use after childbirth

STAT NEWS - “This study shows...
Jarlenski points to power of prevention after study finds 2% of women have ‘persistent’ opioid use after childbirth

STAT NEWS - “This study shows that there continues to be a chance to really intervene on the prevention side,” said HPM's Marian Jarlenski. The decision to write an initial prescription is a low-hanging-fruit point of intervention, she said. (08/25/2019)

 

Wed
9/25
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup: Lauren Lin, MD Candidate HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup: Lauren Lin, MD Candidate
Wed 9/25 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: Medicaid expansion and the Health Insurance Marketplace: effects on cancer diagnoses in the United States
Speaker: Lauren Lin, MD Candidate 2020

Tue
10/1
HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series
Tue 10/1 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Hayley Germack, PhD, MHS, RN

Tue
10/8
HPM Dissertation Defense
Tumader Khouja - Oral Health Epidemiology and Policy in Disadvantaged Populations HPM Dissertation Defense
Tumader Khouja - Oral Health Epidemiology and Policy in Disadvantaged Populations
Tue 10/8 10:00AM - 12:00PM
A216 Public Health

HPM doctoral candidate Tumader Khouja will be defending her dissertation, "Oral Health Epidemiology and Policy in Disadvantaged Populations."

Tue
10/15
HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series
Tue 10/15 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

David Wallace, MD, MPH

Tue
10/29
HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series
Tue 10/29 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Speakers: Coleman Drake, PhD and Marian Jarlenski, PhD, MPH