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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Garrison, Abdi, Litam win first place nationally in 2019 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition

Erika Garrison (MHA/MBA '20),...
Garrison, Abdi, Litam win first place nationally in 2019 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition

Erika Garrison (MHA/MBA '20), Ilham Abdi (MHA '20), and Terrance Litam (MHA '20) took top honors in NAHSE's case competition held in Washington, DC. Competing among 29 teams representing the nation's top programs, the Pitt students developed a plan to address the health care needs of San Francisco'... (10/14/2019)

Donohue paper reviews pros and cons of marketing pharmaceuticals directly to consumers

HPM’s Julie Donohue weighs in...
Donohue paper reviews pros and cons of marketing pharmaceuticals directly to consumers

HPM’s Julie Donohue weighs in on how marketing pharmaceuticals directly to consumers isn’t new.  In the paper “A History of Drug Advertising”, Donohue outlines the case for and against these advertisements. Proponents tout patient and consumer rights to make informed decisions, while bioethicists a... (10/01/2019)

Drake: there appears to be a major loophole in background checks for private, online gun sales

STAR TRIBUNE - Fewer than 10%...
Drake: there appears to be a major loophole in background checks for private, online gun sales

STAR TRIBUNE - Fewer than 10% of sellers appear to require a background check. “We tried to search each listing for evidence suggesting the seller would need a background check," said HPM's Coleman Drake. "The results indicate that this is a potentially large loophole on private sales. The policy i... (09/23/2019)

Health savings accounts linked to care access in cancer survivors; Sabik looks to understanding impacts for specific populations

CANCERNETWORK - “This was an ...
Health savings accounts linked to care access in cancer survivors; Sabik looks to understanding impacts for specific populations

CANCERNETWORK - “This was an important study because of the increasing role of high-deductible health plans in our insurance system,” said HPM's Lindsay Sabik. “As [high-deductible health plans] become more widespread, understanding their impacts for different patient populations will be important.... (09/23/2019)

Gellad comments: Four health care questions every 2020 Democratic candidate should answer

VOX - If overhauling the U.S....
Gellad comments: Four health care questions every 2020 Democratic candidate should answer

VOX - If overhauling the U.S. health care system isn’t on the table in January 2021, drug prices, the opioid crisis, hospital spending, and long-term care are all deeply important problems that a Democratic president will need to turn their attention to if he or she wins. “If [Medicare-for-all] is ... (09/16/2019)

 

Tue
10/15
HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series
Tue 10/15 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

David Wallace, MD, MPH

Tue
10/29
HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series
Tue 10/29 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Speakers: Coleman Drake, PhD and Marian Jarlenski, PhD, MPH

Wed
10/30
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Avi Maganty, MD, Department of Urology, UPMC HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Avi Maganty, MD, Department of Urology, UPMC
Wed 10/30 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: Undertreatment of Prostate Cancer in Rural Residents
Speaker: Avi Maganty, MD, Department of Urology, UPMC

Mon
11/11
HPM Lecture
Grand Rounds Dawn Gideon Lecture & WebinarGrand Rounds Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar HPM Lecture
Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar
Mon 11/11
University Club - Ballroom A

The Dawn Gideon Lecture is an annual educational event funded by the Dawn Gideon Foundation and conducted in cooperation with the HPM Alumni Association and made possible by the contributing sponsorship of the Healthcare Council of Western PA.

Tue
11/12
HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series
Tue 11/12 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

Speaker: Evan Cole, PhD