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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Over 700 doctors were paid more than a million dollars by drug and medical device companies, Gellad responds

PROPUBLICA - HPM's Walid Gell...
Over 700 doctors were paid more than a million dollars by drug and medical device companies, Gellad responds

PROPUBLICA - HPM's Walid Gellad said it is quite striking how much money doctors were earning from other activities aside from patient care. More than 2,500 physicians received at least half a million dollars from drug makers and medical device companies in the past five years alone. And that doesn... (10/21/2019)

Meet HPM alumna Cassandra Leighton

Cassandra Leighton (HPM '19) ...
Meet HPM alumna Cassandra Leighton

Cassandra Leighton (HPM '19) is a health services solutions analyst at AmeriHealth Caritas. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a managed care organization, serving over 5.1 million Medicaid, Medicare, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members across 11 states. In her... (10/17/2019)

Cancer-related beliefs and perceptions in Appalachia: findings from 3 states

JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH - Van...
Cancer-related beliefs and perceptions in Appalachia: findings from 3 states

JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH - Vanderpool RC, Huang B, Deng Y, Bear TM, Chen Q, Johnson MF, Paskett ED, Robertson LB, Young GS, Lachan R. found variations in cancer beliefs were observed across the 3 states’ Appalachian populations. Interventions should be tailored to specific communities to improve can... (10/14/2019)

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)

 

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

Fri
11/22
HPM Conference
HPM National Advisory Council (NAC) Meeting HPM National Advisory Council (NAC) Meeting HPM Conference
HPM National Advisory Council (NAC) Meeting
Fri 11/22
University Club

The next meeting of NAC, a committee composed of local, national, and international executives, academics, and alumni who gather to evaluate how the department is doing across its three-pronged mission of education, research, and service.