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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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HPM's Jarlenski on arguments, evidence, and abortion policy

PUBLIC HEALTH POST - In a publ...
HPM's Jarlenski on arguments, evidence, and abortion policy

PUBLIC HEALTH POST - In a public health article, HPM's MARIAN JARLENSKI says fake scientific arguments should not shape abortion law. She asks “why it is that so much un-scientific medical guidance is being codified into state statutes. Six state laws require that women seeking an abortion be counse... (06/19/2017)

Gellad says Medicare could learn a thing or two from the VA

WALL STREET JOURNAL - In a pi...
Gellad says Medicare could learn a thing or two from the VA

WALL STREET JOURNAL - In a piece by HPM's WALID GELLAD, he says, "Everyone agrees prescription drugs are too expensive, but what to do about it? One popular idea—supported in the past by President Trump, and by 80% of the public in some polls—is for Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices directly.... (06/14/2017)

HPM alumni gather in Pasadena

What a lovely evening of conne...
HPM alumni gather in Pasadena

What a lovely evening of connections! On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, HPM alumnus Rob Curry welcomed Pitt Public Health friends DAVID TYE, DAREEN MEYERS, MARK MEYERS, WEN TA CHIU, KRISTIN LAZZARA, KEVIN BROOM, and MARK ROBERTS to his Pasadena home for cocktails and talk about great memories, current issu... (06/13/2017)

Facts alone won’t convince people to vaccinate, but FRED can

ESPN - There was something abo...
Facts alone won’t convince people to vaccinate, but FRED can

ESPN - There was something about showing a movie of your hometown that people relate to,” said DON BURKE, dean of Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health. It was his idea to break the data modeling down by county.The FRED platform allowed researchers to build a simulation of human interaction dynami... (06/12/2017)

Accelerated approval and expensive drugs — a challenging combination says HPM's Gellad

NEJM - Despite the uncertain e...
Accelerated approval and expensive drugs — a challenging combination says HPM's Gellad

NEJM - Despite the uncertain evidence of clinical benefit, drugs receiving accelerated approval enter the market as FDA-approved products, and insurers must decide whether and how to pay for them. Those decisions are becoming increasingly complex in light of the rising prices of new drugs. Read abou... (05/25/2017)
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