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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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Wed
4/5
HPM Dissertation Defense
Kalyani Gopalan - Service Delivery and Quality of Care for Individuals with Mental Illness HPM Dissertation Defense
Kalyani Gopalan - Service Delivery and Quality of Care for Individuals with Mental Illness
Wed 4/5 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4140

Doctoral student Kalyani Gopalan of the Department of Health Policy and Management will be defending her dissertation "Service Delivery and Quality of Care for Individuals with Mental Illness". This event is open to the public.
Mon
4/10
PHDL Seminar Series
Ahmed Bayoumi, MD, MSc: "Supervised Injection Facilities: From Models to Policies" PHDL Seminar Series
Ahmed Bayoumi, MD, MSc: "Supervised Injection Facilities: From Models to Policies"
Mon 4/10 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

A supervised consumption site is a legally sanctioned health facility that offers a hygienic environment where people can use illicit drugs under the supervision of trained staff.  Although over 90 facilities have been implemented internationally to date, only two have been established in North America, both in Vancouver.  There is renewed interest across Canada and the US in supervised injection given the current marked rise in opioid overdoses and related deaths.  This talk will include discussion of how the intersection of evidence, research and policy moved the discussion of supervised injection in Toronto from a controversial idea to a widely supported policy recommendation with anticipated approval within the next few weeks.  This talk will focus on how modeling can inform decisions about uncertain and controversial interventions and thoughts about conducting policy-relevant research that is controversial and value-laden.
Thu
4/13
HPM Lecture
Anne C. Sonis Memorial Lecture: Restoring Public Trust in Professional Self-Regulation HPM Lecture
Anne C. Sonis Memorial Lecture: Restoring Public Trust in Professional Self-Regulation
Thu 4/13 12:00PM - 1:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The 2017 Anne C. Sonis Memorial Lecture featuring Thomas H. Gallagher, MD, of the University of Washington, Department of Bioethics and Humanities on "Restoring Public Trust in Professional Self-Regulation." 
Reception following. For details, call 412-692-4853 or www.crhc.pitt.edu.

Thursday, April 13, Noon, BST South 120


 

HPM's Donohue and Angus comment on drug shortage ties to increased deaths

REUTERS - In an editorial acco...
HPM's Donohue and Angus comment on drug shortage ties to increased deaths

REUTERS - In an editorial accompanying this new study, HPM's JULIE DONOHUE and DEREK ANGUS suggest five broad solutions to drug shortages, including early warning systems, rapid changes to professional guidelines about drug alternatives, and expanded stockpiles of drugs. Some of these approaches wou... (03/21/2017)

Congratulations on job placements for April HPM graduates!

Congratulations to several  H...
Congratulations on job placements for April HPM graduates!

Congratulations to several  HPM students on their recent job placements, including MPH candidate JARED GARFIELD (HPM '17), and MHA candidates DANIELLE CEREP (HPM '17), SARAH MILLER (HPM '17), and MATT BAUER (HPM '17).   (03/21/2017)

HPM blogger Jarlenski explores political correlations within ACA Medicaid expansion

MEDICAL CARE BLOG - Contributo...
HPM blogger Jarlenski explores political correlations within ACA Medicaid expansion

MEDICAL CARE BLOG - Contributor and HPM assistant prof, MARIAN JARLENSKI, says the future of federal and state Medicaid policy will personally impact the 74 million people now covered through their states’ programs, including the 14.6 million who have gained coverage under the ACA expansion. Has the... (03/21/2017)

Lilly takes a stab at pricing transparency, but is it enough of the right data?

STAT News --  “There...
Lilly takes a stab at pricing transparency, but is it enough of the right data?

STAT News --  “There are discounts that reduce the price of a drug for everyone and there are rebates that do not reduce prices for everyone. But if a wholesaler does not pass along discounts, then these may not be reducing the overall cost of the medicine, and that’s confusing.” said HPM'... (03/20/2017)

Health reform proposal could threaten long-term care, HPM researchers say

TRIBLIVE.COM - HPM's EVERETTE ...
Health reform proposal could threaten long-term care, HPM researchers say

TRIBLIVE.COM - HPM's EVERETTE JAMES and WALID GELLAD, along with graduate student researcher MEREDITH HUGHES, posted an analysis of the issues on a blog for the journal Health Affairs. Said Hughes, “I don't think it's something that people think of as something that they might need,” Hughes said of ... (03/16/2017)
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