Health Policy and Management

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for All by Improving
Cost, Access, and Quality

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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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Donohue on Planet Money: This is Your Brain on Drug Ads

NPR - When laws changed aroun...
Donohue on Planet Money: This is Your Brain on Drug Ads

NPR - When laws changed around advertising prescription drugs to consumers in 1997, HPM Chair Julie Donohue was among those interested in studying the effects. “I was just fascinated by the rise of this new kind of promotion and the debate that ensued about whether or not it was appropriate. I thin... (09/14/2021)

Roberts - Health Care Budgets for Rural Providers—Opportunities for Payment Reform

NEJM - HPM's Eric Roberts and...
Roberts - Health Care Budgets for Rural Providers—Opportunities for Payment Reform

NEJM - HPM's Eric Roberts and a colleague present this Policy makers are beginning to test new payment models that establish budgets for rural health care providers. By implementing a fixed payment or setting a spending benchmark for health care organizations, budgets are intended to promote effici... (09/14/2021)

Chu and Hershey - Collaborative Public Health Strategies to Combat e-Cigarette Regulation Loopholes

JAMA NETWORK - While the 2020...
Chu and Hershey - Collaborative Public Health Strategies to Combat e-Cigarette Regulation Loopholes

JAMA NETWORK - While the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey reported a decline in youth e-cigarette use, the use of disposable e-cigarettes has increased for children. This Viewpoint summarizes recent efforts by the FDA and state lawmakers to address the youth e-cigarette epidemic and offers a fram... (09/14/2021)

Donohue looks to improve access to quality care for opioid addiction

KDKA RADIO - "Health systems ...
Donohue looks to improve access to quality care for opioid addiction

KDKA RADIO - "Health systems are making a more concerted effort to connect people to treatment," said HPM Chair Julie Donohue. "If someone goes to the emergency department and is treated for an overdose, hospitals are getting better and connecting individual's with treatment before they leave the h... (09/13/2021)

Batra Hershey among legal experts that say Wolf administration has authority to issue mask mandate

TRIB LIVE – Wolf is not invok...
Batra Hershey among legal experts that say Wolf administration has authority to issue mask mandate

TRIB LIVE – Wolf is not invoking emergency powers. “We are no longer under a disaster declaration,” said HPM’s Tina Batra Hershey. “That is not what’s being invoked in this current face covering order.” Batra Hershey said the health code being cited is broad and likely supports the administration’s... (09/01/2021)