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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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Gellad on why a money-back guarantee for drugs is a bad idea

STAT NEWS - One health plan op...
Gellad on why a money-back guarantee for drugs is a bad idea

STAT NEWS - One health plan option Trump’s administration is considering may not be much of a deal for consumers. “It’s not going to lower prices substantially, certainly not in the short term and probably not in the long term,” said WALID GELLAD, HPM assistant professor and co-director of the Cente... (07/17/2017)

“If Climate Change Brings an Environmental Health Crisis, How Will Pittsburgh Respond?”

ALLEGHENY FRONT / 90.5 WESA - ...
“If Climate Change Brings an Environmental Health Crisis, How Will Pittsburgh Respond?”

ALLEGHENY FRONT / 90.5 WESA - Beyond simulating epidemics, PUBLIC HEALTH DYNAMICS LAB models help predict the local impact of a severe air pollution crisis exacerbated by a heat wave. "We can get population-level estimates of how many calls to emergency rooms there would be based on the age and gend... (07/07/2017)

HPM's Jennie Laeng receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship to begin MPH

ABC KLKN-TV - Entering MPH stu...
HPM's Jennie Laeng receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship to begin MPH

ABC KLKN-TV - Entering MPH student JENNIE LAENG (HPM '19) carried a 3.967 undergraduate GPA while excelling as an intercollegiate gymnast at the University of Nebraska. She won a total of 22 gymnastics titles and was named a three-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-American, a three-time Academic All-Big T... (06/29/2017)

Sabik finds Medicaid cuts linked to delayed breast cancer diagnosis

CBS NEWS - As the Senate takes...
Sabik finds Medicaid cuts linked to delayed breast cancer diagnosis

CBS NEWS - As the Senate takes aim at replacing Obamacare, a new study says Medicaid cuts could boost the number of women diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer. “When women lose access to health insurance, they may be less likely to receive recommended mammograms and have access to regular primary... (06/27/2017)

Jarlenski presents at AcademyHealth’s annual research meeting in New Orleans (video)

On June 24, 2017, HPM’s MARIAN...
Jarlenski presents at AcademyHealth’s annual research meeting in New Orleans (video)

On June 24, 2017, HPM’s MARIAN JARLENSKI was interviewed during AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting in New Orleans. She was there to present about her maternal and child research on Medicaid’s funding of medically-necessary abortion and the resulting 15 percent risk reduction in severe maternal ... (06/26/2017)
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