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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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Roberts study links parental Medicaid expansion, pediatric care

LIFE SCIENCE DAILY - Health po...
Roberts study links parental Medicaid expansion, pediatric care

LIFE SCIENCE DAILY - Health policy researcher ERIC ROBERTS finds that expanded Medicaid programs increased well-child visits for low-income families. Those kids may be impacted if policy proposals curtail benefits or eligibility. (11/15/2017)

FDA approved digital pill: Gellad talks about pros and cons

NPR - While warning of privacy...
FDA approved digital pill: Gellad talks about pros and cons

NPR - While warning of privacy and cost concerns, HPM’s WALID GELLAD explains the upside of the newly FDA-approved “big brother” digital pill. But he warns that there are broader privacy concerns when it comes to sensors that transmit health information. “We’ve seen time and time again that stuff th... (11/14/2017)

Gellad on Trump’s pick to lead Department of Health and Human Services

BLOOMBERG - Azar “is not the p...
Gellad on Trump’s pick to lead Department of Health and Human Services

BLOOMBERG - Azar “is not the pick you would expect from someone who is going around calling the pharmaceutical industry a bunch of murderers,” HPM’s WALID GELLAD, who heads Pitt’s Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, said in a phone interview, referring to Trump’s “Getting away with mur... (11/14/2017)

Castle on when senior-care roommates are the abusers

STAR TRIBUNE - “It sounds awfu...
Castle on when senior-care roommates are the abusers

STAR TRIBUNE - “It sounds awful to say this, but it’s probably going to take a senator’s mother or father to be involved in an incident like this for policymakers to wake up and take notice,” says HPM’s NICHOLAS CASTLE. “Not a lot of folks realize that the biggest threat to your loved one’s safety…c... (11/14/2017)

Jarlenski finds Medicaid expansion linked to smoking cessation

TRIBUNE-REVIEW - “Smoking cess...
Jarlenski finds Medicaid expansion linked to smoking cessation

TRIBUNE-REVIEW - “Smoking cessation is notoriously difficult to achieve,” said senior author MARIAN JARLENSKI, HPM. “The sizable increase we found in smoking cessation might lead to significant reductions in death and diseases caused by smoking, and the taxpayer-funded health care expenditures that ... (11/13/2017)

 

Mon
11/27
HPM Dissertation Defense
Carroline Lobo - Prescription Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania: Lessons from Medicare and Medicaid HPM Dissertation Defense
Carroline Lobo - Prescription Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania: Lessons from Medicare and Medicaid
Mon 11/27 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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