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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, 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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Scott is new president of SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

SSM Health has named Steven M...
Scott is new president of SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

SSM Health has named Steven M. Scott (HADM '85) as president after he's served as interim president since January. In this role, he is responsible for leading the 356-bed academic medical center that specializes in organ transplant, advanced cancer therapies, and trauma services.  (03/25/2019)

Pitt MHA rises in national rankings

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT- In th...
Pitt MHA rises in national rankings

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT- In the 2020 rankings of best graduate schools, Pitt's Master of Health Administration (MHA) program surged from 29th to 17th nationally among programs in health care management. The move was one of the largest in the country, positioning the Pitt MHA as the highest-ranked pr... (03/12/2019)

Gellad talks about rising cost of prescription drugs

MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO - Amer...
Gellad talks about rising cost of prescription drugs

MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO - Americans spend more on prescription drugs than anyone else in the world, a fact attributed to the ever rising costs of pharmaceuticals. HPM's Walid Gellad discusses a recent Congressional hearing, in which pharmaceutical executives claim that their hands are tied by the cu... (03/07/2019)

Hernandez comments on new poll: Americans Support Government Action to Curb Prescription Drug Prices

NPR - "With the current aware...
Hernandez comments on new poll: Americans Support Government Action to Curb Prescription Drug Prices

NPR - "With the current awareness and the bipartisan agreement in the recognition of drug prices as a major concern, we are in an optimal environment for the design and implementation of policies targeted at controlling prices, and assuring the affordability of medications to the U.S. public,” stat... (03/07/2019)

Hernandez study investigates rising drug prices

PITT WIRE - A recent study le...
Hernandez study investigates rising drug prices

PITT WIRE - A recent study led by Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM '16), assistant professor of pharmacy and therapeutics, found that new drugs entering the market drive up prices, but drug companies are also hiking prices on older drugs.  (01/30/2019)

 

Tue
3/26
HPM Seminar Series
Invited Speaker - Brendan Saloner, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health HPM Seminar Series
Invited Speaker - Brendan Saloner, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Tue 3/26 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Invited Speaker: Brendan Saloner, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Topic: "Finding the Most At Risk: Linking Health and Criminal Justice Data to Predict Opioid Overdose" 

Wed
3/27
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Lyn Robertson, Assoc. Director, Health Equity and Community Outreach & Engagement HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Lyn Robertson, Assoc. Director, Health Equity and Community Outreach & Engagement
Wed 3/27 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: TBD
Speaker: Lyn Robertson, DPH, MSN, BSN; Associate Director, Health Equity and Community Outreach & Engagement, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Tue
4/9
HPM Seminar Series
Tumader Khouja, PhD candidate - Spillover Effects of Adult Medicaid Dental Benefits on Children’s .. HPM Seminar Series
Tumader Khouja, PhD candidate - Spillover Effects of Adult Medicaid Dental Benefits on Children’s ..
Tue 4/9 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Speaker: Tumader Khouja, PhD candidate

Topic: “Spillover Effects of Adult Medicaid Dental Benefits on Children’s Use of Preventive Dental Services”

Fri
4/12
HPM Lecture
Sr Vice Chancellor Research Seminar: Hawre Jalal on Changing Dynamics of the Drug Overdose EpidemicSr Vice Chancellor Research Seminar: Hawre Jalal on Changing Dynamics of the Drug Overdose Epidemic HPM Lecture
Sr Vice Chancellor Research Seminar: Hawre Jalal on Changing Dynamics of the Drug Overdose Epidemic
Fri 4/12 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Scaife Hall

Pitt's prestigious Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar Series features compelling presentations that showcase some of the best research being done by junior faculty in the biomedical sciences. Hawre Jalal, MD, PhD, assistant professor of health policy and management and researcher with the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory will present his work on the “Changing Dynamics of the Drug Overdose Epidemic in the United States, 1979-2016” from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Lecture Room 6 of Scaife Hall for approximately 50 minutes. The presentation will be followed by a short question-and-answer session led by Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences Art Levine. 

Wed
4/24
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH; Resident, Department of Otolaryngology HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH; Resident, Department of Otolaryngology
Wed 4/24 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: TBD
Speaker: Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH; Resident, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh

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