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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Hernandez receives 2019 Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research Award

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - "As an...
Hernandez receives 2019 Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research Award

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - "As an exemplary leader in the field of managed care, Dr. Hernandez sincerely represents the values that the Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research award was founded on," said Mike Hennessy Jr., president and CEO of MJH Life Sciences, parent company of the p... (11/11/2019)

Hollander finds doctors who get gifts from opioid makers more likely to prescribe large amounts, study finds

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - W...
Hollander finds doctors who get gifts from opioid makers more likely to prescribe large amounts, study finds

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - While several previous studies have focused on the relationship between pharmaceutical promotions and doctors' prescribing habits, this new study from lead author Mara Hollander (HPM '20) focuses on how those payments affect physicians across specialties. "There's defini... (11/04/2019)

Jarlenski receives 2019 John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators

Congratulations to Marian Jar...
Jarlenski receives 2019 John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators

Congratulations to Marian Jarlenski for being named the recipient of the 2019 John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators. Jarlenski was presented with this award at the AUPHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans in June. This award is used to recognize young faculty who have received their PhD within ... (10/31/2019)

Over 700 doctors were paid more than a million dollars by drug and medical device companies, Gellad responds

PROPUBLICA - HPM's Walid Gell...
Over 700 doctors were paid more than a million dollars by drug and medical device companies, Gellad responds

PROPUBLICA - HPM's Walid Gellad said it is quite striking how much money doctors were earning from other activities aside from patient care. More than 2,500 physicians received at least half a million dollars from drug makers and medical device companies in the past five years alone. And that doesn... (10/21/2019)

Meet HPM alumna Cassandra Leighton

Cassandra Leighton (HPM '19) ...
Meet HPM alumna Cassandra Leighton

Cassandra Leighton (HPM '19) is a health services solutions analyst at AmeriHealth Caritas. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a managed care organization, serving over 5.1 million Medicaid, Medicare, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members across 11 states. In her... (10/17/2019)

 

Tue
12/3
HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series
Tue 12/3 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Speaker: Mara Hollander

Wed
12/4
HPM Workshop
Evaluating the Impact of Cancer Caregiver Support, Women's Cancer Research Collaborative HPM Workshop
Evaluating the Impact of Cancer Caregiver Support, Women's Cancer Research Collaborative
Wed 12/4 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: Challenges of Evaluating the Impact of Caregiver Support on Health Outcomes
Speaker: Women's Cancer Research Collaborative: Drs. Heidi Donovan, Grace Campbull, Young Ji Lee, and Teresa Thomas