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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 on Memorial Sloan Kettering curbing executives' ties to industry after COI scandals

NEW YORK TIMES - HPM's Walid ...
Gellad on Memorial Sloan Kettering curbing executives' ties to industry after COI scandals

NEW YORK TIMES - HPM's Walid Gellad calls the policy changes a "watershed moment" and went on to say, "This is highly significant, espeically at such a high-profile academic center. Leadership matters, and the institution has decided that their leaders should not also be concurrently leading for-pr... (01/14/2019)

Sevco named COO of UPMC Pinnacle

Congratulations to Mark Sevco...
Sevco named COO of UPMC Pinnacle

Congratulations to Mark Sevco (HPM '91) who will be the COO of UPMC Pinnacle in Harrisburg. Sevco was formerly president of UPMC McKeesport in McKeesport, PA and UPMC East in Monroeville, PA.  Read the announcement from Becker's Hospital Review.   (01/14/2019)

Hernandez's research says prescription drug costs driven by manufacturer price hikes, not innovation

WESA - The skyrocketing cost ...
Hernandez's research says prescription drug costs driven by manufacturer price hikes, not innovation

WESA - The skyrocketing cost of many prescription drugs in the U.S. can be blamed primarily on price increases, not expensive new therapies or improvements in existing medications as drug companies frequently claim, says a new study published in Health Affairs by Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM '16).  (01/10/2019)

Christopher Gessner will be the next president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital

KDKA RADIO - The University o...
Christopher Gessner will be the next president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital

KDKA RADIO - The University of Colorado Hospital announced Christopher A. Gessner (HPM '91), the current president of UPMC Children's Hospital and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, will be their next president and CEO, overseeing the Anschuntz Medical Campus, Broomfield Hospital, Highlands Ranch H... (12/13/2018)

Braund on why Allegheny County physicians need to embrace harm reduction

ALLEGHENY COUNTY MEDICAL SOCI...
Braund on why Allegheny County physicians need to embrace harm reduction

ALLEGHENY COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY BULLETIN - In a perspective piece, HPM's Wendy Braund writes "Something has to change, because what we’re currently doing to stop the opioid epidemic clearly isn’t enough. It’s time for physicians in Allegheny County to embrace harm reduction." She mentions Naloxone... (12/05/2018)

 

Tue
2/19
HPM Seminar Series
Coleman Drake - Did Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidy Payment Cuts Increase Marketplace Enrollment? HPM Seminar Series
Coleman Drake - Did Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidy Payment Cuts Increase Marketplace Enrollment?
Tue 2/19 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Speaker: Coleman Drake, PhD
​Topic: "Did Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidy Payment Cuts Increase Marketplace Enrollment and Affordability?: Early Evidence from the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace"

Mon
2/25
HPM Dissertation Defense
Cassandra Leighton - Evaluating Provider, Organizational Response in Select Population Health Mgmt HPM Dissertation Defense
Cassandra Leighton - Evaluating Provider, Organizational Response in Select Population Health Mgmt
Mon 2/25 12:30PM - 2:30PM
Scaife Hall

Evaluating Provider and Organizational Response in Select Population Health Management Initiatives

Tue
2/26
HPM Seminar Series
Julia Driessen - Operationalizing Delivery System Reform: .... HPM Seminar Series
Julia Driessen - Operationalizing Delivery System Reform: ....
Tue 2/26 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Speaker: Julia Driessen, PhD

Topic: "Operationalizing Delivery System Reform: Applying Economic Theory to Improve How We Pay for Care"

 

Wed
2/27
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Bruce Jacobs, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Urology HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Bruce Jacobs, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Urology
Wed 2/27 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: "Developing prostate cancer-specific physician hospital networks to better understand technology adoption"
Speaker: Bruce Jacobs, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Mon
3/4
HPM Conference
ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago)ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago) HPM Conference
ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago)
Mon 3/4 to Thu 3/7


ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership provides you with opportunities to benefit from cutting-edge professional development on the most current and relevant topics with the nation's most influential thought leaders; to gain practical solutions to contemporary challenges in healthcare management and delivery; and to network with a global community of the best and brightest healthcare executives from across the continuum of care.

** Plan to attend the co-located Chicago reception for Pitt Public Health alumni and friends. **

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