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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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3/13
PHDL Seminar Series
Sara Del Valle: "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models"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 3/13 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Sara Del Valle, PhD, is a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her research focuses on using mathematical and computational approaches to improve our understanding of human behavior and its impact on disease spread. Most recently, she has been investigating the role of Internet data on monitoring
and forecasting disease spread and disease-related behaviors.

 

New moms may be getting opioid painkillers they don't need, says HPM's Marian Jarlenski

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - "There...
New moms may be getting opioid painkillers they don't need, says HPM's Marian Jarlenski

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - "There are many guidelines for managing acute or chronic pain, but not for maternity care," said lead author MARIAN JARLENSKI, a Pitt health-policy researcher. "We have a public health crisis with opioid addiction. We were surprised to see more than 1 in 10 women were going h... (02/15/2017)

Doctoral student Beth Shaaban on Pittsburgh's probe into the PWSA flush and boil order

90.5 WESA - As an organizer wi...
Doctoral student Beth Shaaban on Pittsburgh's probe into the PWSA flush and boil order

90.5 WESA - As an organizer with the group Pittsburgh Lead Action Now, doctoral student BETH SHAABAN (EPI '18) is seeking to find solutions to the city’s lead issue. "We’d like to see the process be very transparent so that we can help monitor what’s going on,” she said. Shaaban and fellow students ... (02/08/2017)

HPM's Walid Gellad agrees that leveraging Medicare's buying power could pull down drug prices

NPR - The only government repo...
HPM's Walid Gellad agrees that leveraging Medicare's buying power could pull down drug prices

NPR - The only government report that looks at the issue concluded that it would have a "negligible effect" on prices, but WALLID GELLAD of HPM disagrees. "There's a reason why the pharmaceutical industry does not want Medicare negotiation to happen, and the obvious reason is because it will lower p... (02/07/2017)

Chase Brexton Health Care picks HPM alumnus Patrick Mutch as new CEO

OUTLOUD - Chase Brexton Health...
Chase Brexton Health Care picks HPM alumnus Patrick Mutch as new CEO

OUTLOUD - Chase Brexton Health Care’s board announced the hiring of PATRICK MUTCH (HADM '78) as the organization’s new president and CEO. “We were impressed by Patrick’s deep understanding of our welcoming, affirming, patient-focused care,” said board chair Carolyn Kennedy. “He possesses a wealth of... (02/03/2017)

Pregnant women turn to marijuana, perhaps harming infants

NEW YORK TIMES - “I don’t thin...
Pregnant women turn to marijuana, perhaps harming infants

NEW YORK TIMES - “I don’t think public health officials should be alarming people,” said MARIAN JARLENSKI, the study’s lead author and an assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at Pitt Public Health. “They just have to say, ‘There have been studies done, and there is some risk.’” (02/02/2017)
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