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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Scott is new president of SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

SSM Health has named Steven M...
Scott is new president of SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

SSM Health has named Steven M. Scott (HADM '85) as president after he's served as interim president since January. In this role, he is responsible for leading the 356-bed academic medical center that specializes in organ transplant, advanced cancer therapies, and trauma services.  (03/25/2019)

Pitt MHA rises in national rankings

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT- In th...
Pitt MHA rises in national rankings

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT- In the 2020 rankings of best graduate schools, Pitt's Master of Health Administration (MHA) program surged from 29th to 17th nationally among programs in health care management. The move was one of the largest in the country, positioning the Pitt MHA as the highest-ranked pr... (03/12/2019)

Gellad talks about rising cost of prescription drugs

MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO - Amer...
Gellad talks about rising cost of prescription drugs

MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO - Americans spend more on prescription drugs than anyone else in the world, a fact attributed to the ever rising costs of pharmaceuticals. HPM's Walid Gellad discusses a recent Congressional hearing, in which pharmaceutical executives claim that their hands are tied by the cu... (03/07/2019)

Hernandez comments on new poll: Americans Support Government Action to Curb Prescription Drug Prices

NPR - "With the current aware...
Hernandez comments on new poll: Americans Support Government Action to Curb Prescription Drug Prices

NPR - "With the current awareness and the bipartisan agreement in the recognition of drug prices as a major concern, we are in an optimal environment for the design and implementation of policies targeted at controlling prices, and assuring the affordability of medications to the U.S. public,” stat... (03/07/2019)

Hernandez study investigates rising drug prices

PITT WIRE - A recent study le...
Hernandez study investigates rising drug prices

PITT WIRE - A recent study led by Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM '16), assistant professor of pharmacy and therapeutics, found that new drugs entering the market drive up prices, but drug companies are also hiking prices on older drugs.  (01/30/2019)

 

Wed
4/24
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH; Resident, Department of Otolaryngology HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH; Resident, Department of Otolaryngology
Wed 4/24 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: "Financial Toxicity in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors"
Speaker: Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH; Resident, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh