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Resources for HPM Alumni

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.

GET INVOLVED

We are proud of our alumni. Whether you have received an MPH, MHA, JD/MPH, MS, or PhD 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 Doreen Hernandez, Events and Communications 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:

STAY CONNECTED

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:

FIND A JOB

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 Doreen Hernandez, Events and Communications Coordinator, for information on how to log in to see department-specific job postings developed and maintained by HPM.

KEEP IN TOUCH

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

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)
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Hernandez study investigates rising drug prices 

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)
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Sevco named COO of UPMC Pinnacle 

Sevco named COO of UPMC Pinnacle

Congratulations to Mark Sevco (HPM '91) who will be the COO of UPMC Pinnacle in Harrisburg. Sevco was formerly president of UPMC McKeesport in McKeesport, PA and UPMC East in Monroeville, PA.  Read the announcement from Becker's Hospital Review.   (01/14/2019)
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Hernandez's research says prescription drug costs driven by manufacturer price hikes, not innovation 

Hernandez's research says prescription drug costs driven by manufacturer price hikes, not innovation

WESA - The skyrocketing cost of many prescription drugs in the U.S. can be blamed primarily on price increases, not expensive new therapies or improvements in existing medications as drug companies frequently claim, says a new study published in Health Affairs by Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM '16).  (01/10/2019)
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Christopher Gessner will be the next president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital 

Christopher Gessner will be the next president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital

KDKA RADIO - The University of Colorado Hospital announced Christopher A. Gessner (HPM '91), the current president of UPMC Children's Hospital and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, will be their next president and CEO, overseeing the Anschuntz Medical Campus, Broomfield Hospital, Highlands Ranch H... (12/13/2018)
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