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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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Wed
6/7
HPM Dissertation Defense
Mina Kabiri - Computer Simulations in Health Policy: Methodology and Applications in the Management HPM Dissertation Defense
Mina Kabiri - Computer Simulations in Health Policy: Methodology and Applications in the Management
Wed 6/7 2:00PM - 4:00PM


Doctoral student Mina Kabiri of the Department of Health Policy and Management will be defending her dissertation "Computer Simulations in Health Policy: Methodology and Applications in the Management of Chronic Diseases". This event is open to the public.

 

Pitt mourns passing of Nathan Hershey, retired HPM faculty member and health law pioneer

Health law pioneer and former ...
Pitt mourns passing of Nathan Hershey, retired HPM faculty member and health law pioneer

Health law pioneer and former pillar of the Pitt Public Health faculty, NATHAN (Nat) HERSHEY died on Saturday evening (4/15/17) due to complications from a fall. Nat was an irresistible champion for justice and equity and played an integral role in creating the field of health law, which regulates w... (04/19/2017)

HPM's Gellad weighs in on how many pills are too many

NEW YORK TIMES - The idea of d...
HPM's Gellad weighs in on how many pills are too many

NEW YORK TIMES - The idea of dropping unnecessary medications started cropping up in the medical literature a decade ago. In recent years, evidence has mounted about the dangers of taking multiple, perhaps unnecessary, medications. To reduce the chances of adverse drug effects, patients can play an ... (04/10/2017)

HPM's Zhang shows ACO reduces medical costs

Medicare beneficiaries with Pa...
HPM's Zhang shows ACO reduces medical costs

Medicare beneficiaries with Part D prescription coverage with six or more chronic conditions who were connected to an ACO had the highest savings on medical costs — $966 per patient in 2012, said lead author HPM's YUTING ZHANG upon releasing findings. “This is encouraging because it demonstrates tha... (04/05/2017)

Jennifer Silva, Expert on challenges of coal country to lecture at Pitt Public Health

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - On...
Jennifer Silva, Expert on challenges of coal country to lecture at Pitt Public Health

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - On Tuesday, Jennifer Silva, an assistant professor of sociology at Bucknell University, will share her research tales at Pitt Public Health's “One Book, One Community” lecture. Among the questions Silva is trying to answer in her research: What happens when people feel le... (04/03/2017)

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)
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