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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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Simenson, Salerno, Saal-Ridpath selected for future health leaders program

PITT WIRE - Three students fr...
Simenson, Salerno, Saal-Ridpath selected for future health leaders program

PITT WIRE - Three students from Pitt Public Health were selected for the inaugural class of The Milken Institute’s Future Health Leaders Program. The students, ASHLEY SIMENSON (EPI '19), JESSICA SALERNO (IDM '20), and KAITLYN SAAL-RIDPATH (HPM '20), are among a dozen of fellows selected nationwid... (10/18/2018)

Pitt wins federal grant to use big data and AI to help solve opioid epidemic

PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES - P...
Pitt wins federal grant to use big data and AI to help solve opioid epidemic

PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES - Pitt Public Health has won a $1.2 million grant from the CDC to bring to bear its computer and algorithmic firepower on the nation's opioid epidemic. The two-year grant builds upon Pitt's modeling system called A Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics (FRE... (10/10/2018)

Gellad on the battle to control drug costs with new patent laws

KAISER HEALTH NEWS - As congr...
Gellad on the battle to control drug costs with new patent laws

KAISER HEALTH NEWS - As congressional action seems increasingly unlikely, two approaches offer another possible path forward. The first is known as “march-in rights.” The second is generally referred to as Section 1498 because of its location in the U.S. Code. They are “already part of a law that i... (10/08/2018)

Hundreds of nursing homes throughout the country forced to close their doors

NEW YORK TIMES - Fewer patien...
Hundreds of nursing homes throughout the country forced to close their doors

NEW YORK TIMES - Fewer patients are winding up in nursing homes, and hundreds of the facilities are closing each year. Nationally, “200 to 300 nursing homes close each year,” said HPM's NICHOLAS CASTLE. The number of residents keeps shrinking, too, from 1.48 million in 2000 to 1.36 million in 2015,... (10/01/2018)

Fann is a new associate at Dinsmore Law Firm

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW - Alumna ...
Fann is a new associate at Dinsmore Law Firm

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW - Alumna MELISSA FAN (HPM '12) is hired as an associate at Dinsmore Law Firm. Melissa focuses her practice on health care law, corporate law, regulatory and compliance issues and food and drug law. She received her JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Before joini... (09/24/2018)

 

Tue
10/23
HPM Seminar Series
Safety net hospitals and the financial impact of Medicaid expansion – David Wallace, Pitt Medicine HPM Seminar Series
Safety net hospitals and the financial impact of Medicaid expansion – David Wallace, Pitt Medicine
Tue 10/23 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Thu
10/25
PHDL Conference
Pre-Conference Behavior Modeling Workshop - FRED (a Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dy Pre-Conference Behavior Modeling Workshop - FRED (a Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dy PHDL Conference
Pre-Conference Behavior Modeling Workshop - FRED (a Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dy
Thu 10/25 12:00PM - 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

In this hands-on workshop, learn to use FRED (Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics), a flexible, agent-based modeling platform that can be used to model diverse situations, including infectious diseases, chronic conditions, demographic changes at the population level, and the effects of human behavior. Workshop participants will become familiar with the FRED platform, learn the basics of incorporating and simulating agent behavior in simulation models, and create and run their own behavioral models using FRED Web, an online interface in which FRED models can be designed, run, and analyzed.

FRED can be used to predict outcomes of an epidemic, such as epidemic curves and disease incidence, and is a tool for evaluating interventions, such as school closure, social distancing and changes in vaccination behavior.  Using census-based statistically representative synthetic populations, FRED captures the demographic and geographically heterogeneous characteristics of actual populations, including realistic neighborhood, household, school and workplace social networks.

Fri
10/26
PHDL Conference
Grand Rounds Modeling Social Dynamics & Health Behavior ConferenceGrand Rounds Modeling Social Dynamics & Health Behavior Conference PHDL Conference
Modeling Social Dynamics & Health Behavior Conference
Fri 10/26
University Club - Ballroom A

Presented by Pitt Public Health's Center for Social Dynamics & Community Health and Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, and the Pitt Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Biomedical Modeling Core, this conference will bring together national leaders from across the country to discuss the integration of modeling approaches into the field of behavioral and community health sciences. Through panel discussions and breakout sessions, attendees will learn about existing research, discuss associated challenges and opportunities, and chart a path forward for this emerging field. Registration is required; no cost.

Tue
11/6
HPM Seminar Series
Research Presentation – Mara Hollander, PhD Candidate in HPM HPM Seminar Series
Research Presentation – Mara Hollander, PhD Candidate in HPM
Tue 11/6 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Wed
11/7
HPM Workshop
Changes in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment after Medicaid Expansion in PA – Neal Spada, MD HPM Workshop
Changes in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment after Medicaid Expansion in PA – Neal Spada, MD
Wed 11/7 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: Changes in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment after Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania
Speaker: Neal Spada, MD, Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, University of Pittsburgh
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