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Health Policy Programs

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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Donohue's research says hospitals could do more for survivors of opioid overdoses

NPR - Using claims data from M...
Donohue's research says hospitals could do more for survivors of opioid overdoses

NPR - Using claims data from Medicaid patients in Pennsylvania from 2008 to 2013, HPM’s JULIE DONOHUE looked at prescription opioid use and medication-assisted treatment rates before and after overdoses. The study's senior author found that “This is a time when people are vulnerable, potentially fri... (08/22/2017)

HPM grad Rick Anderson guides St. Luke's hospitals through decades of change

THE MORNING CALL -- After over...
HPM grad Rick Anderson guides St. Luke's hospitals through decades of change

THE MORNING CALL -- After over 30 years at the helm of St. Luke's University Health Network, RICHARD A. ANDERSON (HPM '71) is among a handful of the longest-serving top health care executives nationally. With Anderson at the helm, St. Luke's has grown from a single hospital with an annual budget of ... (08/15/2017)

Donohue on the causes of explosive growth in opioid prescription sales

HUFF POST - What caused the ex...
Donohue on the causes of explosive growth in opioid prescription sales

HUFF POST - What caused the explosive growth in opioid sales? The FDA and TV advertising. In 1997, the FDA rules governing pharmaceutical advertising changed, allowing TV ads to name both the drug and what was for, while only naming the most significant potential side effects. After that, the number... (08/14/2017)

Broom joins HPM leadership

UNIVERSITY TIMES - The Departm...
Broom joins HPM leadership

UNIVERSITY TIMES - The Department of Health Policy and Management has named a new vice chair of education and director of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) and MHA/MBA joint degree programs. KEVIN BROOM comes to Pitt from Saint Louis University, where he served as an assistant professor of h... (07/27/2017)

CPHP’s Van Nostrand launches ELI, new award-winning legal tool for emergency volunteers

In May 2017, ELIZABETH VAN NOS...
CPHP’s Van Nostrand launches ELI, new award-winning legal tool for emergency volunteers

In May 2017, ELIZABETH VAN NOSTRAND and her team from the Center for Public Health Practice were honored with the Medical Reserve Corps Program National Partner Recognition Award for the development of ELI, the Emergency Law Inventory tool — a repository of statutes and regulations that impact volun... (07/20/2017)

 

Mon
9/11
PHDL Seminar Series
Sara Del Valle- "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models" PHDL Seminar Series
Sara Del Valle- "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models"
Mon 9/11 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

This talk will discuss a framework that combines clinical surveillance data with social Internet data and mathematical models to provide probabilistic forecasts of disease incidence and will demonstrate the value of Internet data and the real-time utility of epidemiological modeling approaches.
Wed
9/27
HPM Reception
HPM Alumni Association Reception in DCHPM Alumni Association Reception in DC HPM Reception
HPM Alumni Association Reception in DC
Wed 9/27 6:00PM - 8:00PM


The HPM alumni association will be hosting a reception in Washington, DC at Clyde’s of Gallery Place
(707 7th Street NW).  Connect with fellow HPM alumni, get an update from department chair, Mark Roberts, and meet new graduate programs director, Kevin Broom.
Mon
10/2
PHDL Conference
PHDL/CTSI Workshop on Modeling the Opioid Epidemic PHDL/CTSI Workshop on Modeling the Opioid Epidemic PHDL Conference
PHDL/CTSI Workshop on Modeling the Opioid Epidemic
Mon 10/2 8:00AM - 5:00PM
University Club - Ballroom A

"Modeling the Opioid Epidemic: Insights and Potential Solutions from Computational Science" is a one-day, national workshop sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory (PHDL) at the University of Pittsburgh. Experts in computational modeling, substance abuse, and addiction will discuss their research and best practices in response to the national opioid crisis. Presentations will examine the problem at different scales from the biological, to the individual human, to population-wide. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided. Please register by September 18, 2017.
Sun
10/22
HPM Conference
Society for Medical Decision Making 2017 Annual Meeting Society for Medical Decision Making 2017 Annual Meeting HPM Conference
Society for Medical Decision Making 2017 Annual Meeting
Sun 10/22 to Wed 10/25
Pittsburgh, PA

Taking place at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, the Society for Medical Decision Making's 2017 Annual Meeting will explore themes to ensure the credibility and usability of our Society’s efforts and to promote our vision of an integrated approach to health care decision making, through wise use and thoughtful communication of data. With scientific advancement is increasingly dependent on complex data systems (the present-day giant), robust procedures are necessary to ensure that insights from data are not obscured from future scientists and real-time users but are used to enhance medical decision making and advance policy formation.
Mon
11/13
HPM Lecture
Dawn Gideon Lecture & WebinarDawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar HPM Lecture
Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar
Mon 11/13
University Club - Ballroom A

The Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar 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.   
Eligible for 3 CPH-CE credits and Grand Rounds credit.
© 2017 by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

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