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The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) has more than 1,000 distinguished alumni who hold management or policy positions in the health care sector. One third of our alumni hold top leadership positions within their organizations with titles such as president, chief executive officer, and executive director. Recent Master of Health Administration (MHA) graduates have obtained management and presidential fellowships and entry- or mid-level positions in health care settings such as hospitals, academic medical centers, physician practices, long-term care facilities, insurance plans, and consulting firms. Recent Master of Public Health (MPH) graduates have obtained positions with health departments, foundations, wellness networks, and governmental agencies and organizations.

For two out of the past three years, 100 percent of our MHA graduates were employed in professional positions within nine months of graduation. For the same time period, the rates of employment within six months of graduation, including the pursuit of advanced degrees, for our MPH graduates ranged from 75 to 100 percent.


HPM Alumni Association Reception
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6–8 p.m. 
Clyde’s of Gallery Place
707 7th Street NW, Washington DC, 20001

The HPM Alumni Association, alongside host and HPM alumna Deborah Backman, has organized an event open to all HPM alumni in and around the Washington, DC area. Join fellow alumni at Clyde's of Gallery Place (707 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) on Wednesday, September 27 from 6–8 p.m. to connect with old friends, network with colleagues, and dine on the area's signature dishes.

Catch Mark Roberts, Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, and Kevin Broom, the new MHA Program Director and Vice Chair for Education, to get the latest updates on our current students, ongoing research, existing academic programs, department scholarships, residencies/fellowships, and faculty changes.

Please RSVP for the event here.

We look forward to seeing you there!


We are proud of our alumni. Whether you have received an MPH, MHA, JD/MPH, or MSHyg degree, we are pleased to consider you as a member of the HPM alumni community.

HPM alumni have supported scholarships for students; participated in courses and professional practice activities; and become involved as mentors, preceptors, and lecturers. You have inspired our students and improved our educational programs, and we thank you.

We encourage all alumni to participate, whether you can devote just an hour or several days over the course of the year. You can become involved at any level—with the department, Pitt Public Health, schools of the health sciences, or University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association. The following are suggested ways to get involved:

  • Become a mentor for an incoming student
  • Become a preceptor for a summer management residency or practicum experience
  • Become a donor to HPM
  • Become a lecturer in one of our classes
  • Become involved with our student Health Policy and Management Association group
  • Become active in the HPM Alumni Association or Pitt Public Health Alumni Association
  • Become active in recruiting prospective students

E-mail Jessica Dornin, Recruitment and Academic Services Coordinator, about getting involved at the department level.

Learn more about school-wide opportunities for Pitt Public Health alumni.

Learn about how you can donate to Pitt Public Health.

In addition, Pitt Public Health, the schools of the health sciences, and the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association plan events throughout the year that are geared toward alumni. Check out these event calendar pages for more information:


Volunteer to be a networking resource for public health students. Participate in recruitment fairs across the country. Attend school-sponsored lectures. Follow Pitt Public Health on social media [link to social media page]. There are so many opportunities to stay connected as a Pitt Public Health and University of Pittsburgh alumnus. Here are just a few:


As an alumnus, you have access to Pitt Public Health and University job search tools and career resources, including PittBRIDGES, the school’s job and internship matching service. For more information, visit Career Services.

If you're not already benefiting from our alumni SharePoint website, please email Jessica Dornin, Recruitment and Academic Services Coordinator, for information on how to log in to see department-specific job postings developed and maintained by HPM.


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HPM Alumni News


Bulger named as a 2017 40-Under40 standout 

Bulger named as a 2017 40-Under40 standout

PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE - Alumna NATALIE BULGER (HPM ’12) has been named one of Pump and Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2017 40-Under-40 remarkable people! We’re so proud of her work at the Children's Institute of Pittsburgh, where she has risen quickly to the position of director of compliance, risk, and regula... (09/08/2017)

Shapiro interviewed about growing better, not bigger 

Shapiro interviewed about growing better, not bigger

BECKER’S HOSPITAL REVIEW - Pitt Public Health alumnus LOU SHAPIRO (HPM ’84), CEO of the New York based Hospital for Special Surgery, talks about how he plans to stay competitive in an increasingly consolidated healthcare landscape and what it means to grow better instead of bigger. (08/30/2017)

Hernandez says evolocumab not cost-effective at current price 

Hernandez says evolocumab not cost-effective at current price

TCTMD - Two new analyses call into question the cost-effectiveness of adding the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab to statin therapy in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Pitt Public Health alumna INMACULADA HERNANDEZ (HPM ’16) noted that the conclusions of the two papers are the same: t... (08/23/2017)

HPM grad Rick Anderson guides St. Luke's hospitals through decades of change 

HPM grad Rick Anderson guides St. Luke's hospitals through decades of change

THE MORNING CALL -- After over 30 years at the helm of St. Luke's University Health Network, RICHARD A. ANDERSON (HPM '71) is among a handful of the longest-serving top health care executives nationally. With Anderson at the helm, St. Luke's has grown from a single hospital with an annual budget of ... (08/15/2017)

Griffin named 2017 30 Under 30 awardee by Pittsburgh Business Times (video) 

Griffin named 2017 30 Under 30 awardee by Pittsburgh Business Times (video)

PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES - Alumna LAURA GRIFFIN (HPM ’13) has been honored by Pittsburgh Business Times as a 2017 30 Under 30 award winner. Her contributions as director of network nursing operations at Allegheny Health Network has brought her to the attention of management. (07/18/2017)
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