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, Medicare and Medicaid policy, pharmaceutical policy, mathematical modeling and simulation, and health 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) are prepared to fill key leadership positions in health care systems, hospitals, health insurance firms, consulting firms, physician groups, long-term care, and many other health-related 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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Roberts says social distancing is our best tool in fighting COVID-19

90.5 WESA - “If nobody ever ...
Roberts says social distancing is our best tool in fighting COVID-19

90.5 WESA - “If nobody ever went out and nobody ever touched anybody else, this disease could not pass at all,” said HPM's Mark Roberts, director of the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory. He thinks the current restrictions on daily life need to continue for the time being. “If people went ab... (04/01/2020)

Angus comments on top 10 ICU must-dos for COVID-19

MEDSCAPE - In an editorial in...
Angus comments on top 10 ICU must-dos for COVID-19

MEDSCAPE - In an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association issued just days after these new guidelines, Derek C. Angus, HPM distinguished professor and associate editor with JAMA, and his colleague Lamontagne of Canada say these "represent an excellent first step toward optimal, ... (03/31/2020)

Could Pennsylvania’s vacant hotels be turned into coronavirus field hospitals?

PENN LIVE - “There’s a substa...
Could Pennsylvania’s vacant hotels be turned into coronavirus field hospitals?

PENN LIVE - “There’s a substantial likelihood we are going to see a surge that might reflect the worst-case scenario,” said HPM's Jeremy Kahn, also professor of critical care medicine. “I’d be hard-pressed to think of anything as too extreme.... I'm a little skeptical this is the most efficient s... (03/26/2020)

FRED modeling platform predicts high COVID-19 hospitalizations

FRED offers frightening predi...
FRED modeling platform predicts high COVID-19 hospitalizations

FRED offers frightening predictions about what Pennsylvania residents could face with COVID-19. “These are very scary numbers, and one thing I hope to impress upon people is that this is serious,” said Mark Roberts, director of the Public Health Dynamics Lab and chair of health policy and managemen... (03/26/2020)

Hernandez finds price of brand-name drugs has increased 3x faster than inflation

90.5 WESA – Inmaculada Hernan...
Hernandez finds price of brand-name drugs has increased 3x faster than inflation

90.5 WESA – Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM ’16) said what’s concerning is that discounts are often paid directly to insurers. This means people who are un- or under-insured generally don’t benefit from the markdowns. “This is probably increasing disparities in health care access…. We are not doing a goo... (03/25/2020)

 

Mon
4/27
HPM Dissertation Defense
Mara Hollander - Expanding Coverage and Addressing Social Determinants of Health in PA Medicaid HPM Dissertation Defense
Mara Hollander - Expanding Coverage and Addressing Social Determinants of Health in PA Medicaid
Mon 4/27 11:00AM - 1:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

Department of Health Policy and Management doctoral candidate Mara Hollander will defend her dissertation, "Expanding Coverage and Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Pennsylvania Medicaid" on Monday, April 27 from 11:00-1:00.

Wed
4/29
HPM Workshop
CANCELLED: CHSR Workgroup Reducing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Adults HPM Workshop
CANCELLED: CHSR Workgroup Reducing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Adults
Wed 4/29 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

CANCELLED: Topic:  Reducing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Low-Income Non-Elderly Adults
Speaker: Kirsten Eom, PhD Candidate, Health Policy and Management

Tue
6/2
HPM Conference
Academy Health's 2019 Annual Research Meeting (Washington, D.C.)Academy Health's 2019 Annual Research Meeting (Washington, D.C.) HPM Conference
Academy Health's 2019 Annual Research Meeting (Washington, D.C.)
Tue 6/2 to Thu 6/4


Each June more than 3,000 individuals gather the nation's capital at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting (ARM). Faculty and student researchers from Pitt's Department of Health Policy and Management regularly participate in short courses, tutorials and roundtables, and give invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.