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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Hernandez: 2019 Delta Omega Inductee

Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM ’16...
Hernandez: 2019 Delta Omega Inductee

Inmaculada Hernandez (HPM ’16) is assistant professor in the Pitt School of Pharmacy. She earned her PharmD degree and a master's in health economics in Spain and completed her PhD at Pitt Public Health in three years. She has earned multiple academic awards as she continues her career in the healt... (04/22/2019)

New measles outbreak simulator demonstrates the importance of vaccines

WGCU NEWS - With measles outb...
New measles outbreak simulator demonstrates the importance of vaccines

WGCU NEWS - With measles outbreaks on the rise and vaccination rates falling in some places, HPM and PHDL's Mark Roberts discusses our latest simluator, FRED Measles Florida shows how quickly this preventable disease could spread if vaccination rates were to drop by 15%, highlighting the importance... (04/22/2019)

Scott is new president of SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

SSM Health has named Steven M...
Scott is new president of SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

SSM Health has named Steven M. Scott (HADM '85) as president after he's served as interim president since January. In this role, he is responsible for leading the 356-bed academic medical center that specializes in organ transplant, advanced cancer therapies, and trauma services.  (03/25/2019)

Pitt MHA rises in national rankings

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT- In th...
Pitt MHA rises in national rankings

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT- In the 2020 rankings of best graduate schools, Pitt's Master of Health Administration (MHA) program surged from 29th to 17th nationally among programs in health care management. The move was one of the largest in the country, positioning the Pitt MHA as the highest-ranked pr... (03/12/2019)

Gellad talks about rising cost of prescription drugs

MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO - Amer...
Gellad talks about rising cost of prescription drugs

MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO - Americans spend more on prescription drugs than anyone else in the world, a fact attributed to the ever rising costs of pharmaceuticals. HPM's Walid Gellad discusses a recent Congressional hearing, in which pharmaceutical executives claim that their hands are tied by the cu... (03/07/2019)

 

Wed
4/24
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH; Resident, Department of Otolaryngology HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup — Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH; Resident, Department of Otolaryngology
Wed 4/24 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: "Financial Toxicity in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors"
Speaker: Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH; Resident, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh