Health Policy and Management

Enhancing Health
for All by Improving
Cost, Access, and Quality

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Whether you are a prospective applicant, curious researcher, or an alum, we look forward to connecting with you.

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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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Aparna Ramani: Social justice warrior and award winner

In recognition of her dedicat...
Aparna Ramani: Social justice warrior and award winner

In recognition of her dedication to promoting social justice across the University of Pittsburgh and the broader community, Aparna Ramani (HPM ’23), has been awarded this year’s Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement. The award, created in memory of philosopher and social theorist Iris Yo... (11/23/2021)

Roberts: reduced natural immunity could mean flu more common

THE WEATHER CHANNEL - Getting...
Roberts: reduced natural immunity could mean flu more common

THE WEATHER CHANNEL - Getting your flu vaccine can help improve your immunity to the flu significantly. But HPM’s Mark Roberts, director of the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, worries that since natural immunity from exposure is where the bulk of population immunity comes from, the US may be in ... (11/22/2021)

Meet Aparna Ramani, Health Justice Scholar

“The most exciting aspect of ...
Meet Aparna Ramani, Health Justice Scholar

“The most exciting aspect of my work is the continued mentorship, guidance, and community within the health advocacy space. As someone who has gained much insight from experienced researchers and community leaders, I hope to pass on my wisdom as a peer mentor to future public health professionals,”... (11/15/2021)

Drake on Pennsylvanians buying health insurance having more affordable options

WITF - Though options may be ...
Drake on Pennsylvanians buying health insurance having more affordable options

WITF - Though options may be so abundant that selecting coverage for 2022 might be a bit overwhelming and cause choice overload. “There comes a certain point where … the amount of choices increases so much that it becomes cognitively difficult,” said HPM’s Coleman Drake. “[I’m] not insulting people... (11/15/2021)

Meet Amy Raslevich, Health Justice Scholar

“I am honored to be a part of...
Meet Amy Raslevich, Health Justice Scholar

“I am honored to be a part of the Health Justices Scholars program to continue learning racial health equity frameworks and approaches, and to expand my network in the region as we work to break down silos related to the social determinants of health and to improving the health system for those for... (11/15/2021)