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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Braund named 2019 alumni fellow by PSU

The Penn State Alumni Associa...
Braund named 2019 alumni fellow by PSU

The Penn State Alumni Association will confer its most prestigious award on HPM's Wendy Braund. Since 1973, the Alumni Fellow Award has been given to leaders in their professional fields who are invited by the PSU president to return to campus to share their expertise with students, faculty, and ad... (10/15/2019)

Braund wins Volunteer of the Year Award from American College of Preventitive Medicine

Congratulations to HPM's Wend...
Braund wins Volunteer of the Year Award from American College of Preventitive Medicine

Congratulations to HPM's Wendy Braund for receiving the inaugural award, selected by and presented by ACPM CEO Donna Grande at the Prevention 2019 Conference in Pittsburgh on May 20, 2019. Braund has a long history of service to ACPM. Currently, she is secretary of the ACPM Board of Regents and cha... (06/13/2019)

Roberts comments on research that says fewer psychiatrists take Medicaid patients even as the program has expanded

REUTERS - "The key message he...
Roberts comments on research that says fewer psychiatrists take Medicaid patients even as the program has expanded

REUTERS - "The key message here is that expansion doesn't necessarily mean better access," said HPM's Eric Roberts. That's unfortunate since "Medicaid disproportionately insures people with serious mental illness," said Roberts. "This should be a point of concern for policy makers." (06/10/2019)

UPMC Children's Hospital names Sevco new president

PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES - U...
UPMC Children's Hospital names Sevco new president

PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES - UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh named MHA/MBA alumnus Mark Sevco (HPM '91) as its new president. Sevco, who was most recently COO of UPMC Pinnacle, has been interim president since January.  (06/05/2019)

Pittsburgh analysis finds poor broadband penetration in rural communities may limit the potential of telemedicine

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Broadba...
Pittsburgh analysis finds poor broadband penetration in rural communities may limit the potential of telemedicine

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Broadband penetration rates are substantially lower in many rura counties where access to primary care physicians and psychiatrists is inadequate, which limits the potential of telemedicine to mitigate barriers to care say findings from a brief research report led by HPM's Col... (06/04/2019)