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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Multistate investigation of Juul could mean a settlement sooner than later, experts say

PGH POST-GAZETTE - An invest...
Multistate investigation of Juul could mean a settlement sooner than later, experts say

PGH POST-GAZETTE - An investigation agreement by 39 states into Juul, the company blamed for the teenage vaping epidemic, has ramped up pressure to reach a global settlement. “I think at this point we’re at that stage in this process that there is enough feeling that this goes across party lines ... (02/27/2020)

Roberts and Hoffman featured in Hulu documentary on anti-vaccine movement

HULU - Available now on the s...
Roberts and Hoffman featured in Hulu documentary on anti-vaccine movement

HULU - Available now on the streaming service, Vice Investigates “Anti-Vaxx Fever” explores the growing anti-vaccine movement. The documentary features in-depth looks at the varied work of professor Mark Roberts and of student Beth Hoffman (BCHS ’19 ’23). Each uses system science methods to investi... (02/26/2020)

Alumna profile: Diane Peterson

PITT PUBLIC HEALTH MAGAZINE —...
Alumna profile: Diane Peterson

PITT PUBLIC HEALTH MAGAZINE — Looking back, Diane Peterson (HPM ’75) says her unconventional academic journey ended up being the perfect foundation for a career that has taken her all over the world and to the height of her profession. “I’m very proud to be a Pitt grad,” she says. “Even with the ci... (02/20/2020)

Angus on the evaluation of machine learning in medical practice

MEDPAGE TODAY – In a recent J...
Angus on the evaluation of machine learning in medical practice

MEDPAGE TODAY – In a recent JAMA editorial, Derek C. Angus, HPM distinguished professor and chair of Pitt Medical School’s department of critical care medicine, commented on the need for more studies to fully evaluate the importance of machine learning in medical practice. But he also cited a long ... (02/17/2020)

Hernandez explains why some Americans are forced into bankruptcy to pay for prescriptions

THE GUARDIAN – A 2019 report ...
Hernandez explains why some Americans are forced into bankruptcy to pay for prescriptions

THE GUARDIAN – A 2019 report published in the journal Health Affairs found drug costs are driven largely by pharmaceutical manufacturers’ year-on-year price hikes on drugs already on the market rather than by innovation, as often claimed by the industry. Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM ’16), lead author ... (02/14/2020)

 

Tue
3/3
HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series
Tue 3/3 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

HPM Seminar Series

 Speaker: Kirsten Eom, HPM PhD Candidate

 Topic:  “Reducing disparities in colorectal cancer screening among low-income non-elderly adults.”

Mon
3/23
HPM Conference
ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago)ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago) HPM Conference
ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership (Chicago)
Mon 3/23 to Thu 3/26


ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership offers cutting-edge professional development, influential thought leaders, practical solutions to contemporary challenges,and networking opportunities with a global community of the best and brightest healthcare executives. Faculty and student researchers from Pitt's Department of Health Policy and Management regularly participate in short courses, tutorials and roundtables, and give invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.

** Plan to attend the co-located Chicago reception for Pitt Public Health alumni and friends. **

Tue
3/24
HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series
Tue 3/24 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

HPM Seminar Series

 Speaker: Cindy Bryce, PhD

 Topic:  “Cost effectiveness of an electronic health record-based intervention to prevent weight gain”

Tue
3/24
HPM Reception
HPM Reception in Chicago at ACHEHPM Reception in Chicago at ACHE HPM Reception
HPM Reception in Chicago at ACHE
Tue 3/24 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Outside Conference and Meeting Spaces

You're invited! Visit with faculty, alumni, and students and hear the latest on the research and programs happening on campus. Attendance at the ACHE Congress is not required. Bring your Pitt Public Health alum friends! 

Wed
3/25
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup: The Intersection of Race, Income, and Neighborhood in Breast Cancer Outcomes HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup: The Intersection of Race, Income, and Neighborhood in Breast Cancer Outcomes
Wed 3/25 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: The Intersection of Race, Income, and Neighborhood in Breast Cancer OUtcomes
Speaker: Dr. Preg Rosenzweig, Professor, School of Nursing and Medicine; Catchment Area Research, Hillman Cancer Center