Alumni Resources

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, MHA/MBA, 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

 

Email Dr. Kevin Broom, Vice Chair for Education, 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 Dr. Kevin Broom, Vice Chair for Education, for information on how to log in to see department-specific job postings developed and maintained by HPM.

KEEP IN TOUCH

Update your information by emailing, kevinbroom@pitt.edu.

Click here to receive the Pitt Public Health magazine and alumni e-newsletters, or to connect with Pitt Public Health on social media.

Share alumni news

Share your accomplishments, stories, or news—and stories of classmates or colleagues—at publichealth.pitt.edu/sharenews or by emailing phalum@pitt.edu. We’d love to hear from you!

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Upcoming Alumni Events

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HPM Alumni News

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Papalia receives PhD in Kinesiology from Penn State 

Papalia receives PhD in Kinesiology from Penn State

Congratulations to Zack Papalia who received his PhD in Kinesiology at the 2019 winter commencement at Penn State University. Papalia earned his Master of Public Health from the Department of Health Policy and Management in 2012. (06/01/2020)
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Angus says disorganized research slows discovery of COVID-19 treatments 

Angus says disorganized research slows discovery of COVID-19 treatments

NPR - Pitt Med's Derek Angus (BCHS '92) says the problem is that our system rewards tribalism, with insufficient motivation for effective collaboration. He's leading a fast-track remap trial for COVID-19, part of an international effort involving hundreds of investigators. He has lots of opinions a... (04/29/2020)
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Angus says the search for coronavirus treatments is jumbled 

Angus says the search for coronavirus treatments is jumbled

CNN – The scramble for successful treatments is disjointed and chaotic, according to Pitt Med's Derek Angus (BCHS '92). There are two million people who already have this disease. If even one in 10 has been able to participate in a trial, we could have gone through 100 different drugs by now and kn... (04/16/2020)
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Chaotic search for coronavirus treatments undermines efforts, says Angus 

Chaotic search for coronavirus treatments undermines efforts, says Angus

WASHINGTON POST - “It’s a cacophony—it’s not an orchestra. There’s no conductor,” said Pitt Med and HPM faculty's Derek Angus (BCHS '92), who is leading a covid-19 trial to test multiple therapies. “My heart aches over the complete chaos in the response.” The lack of coordination puts the world at ... (04/15/2020)
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Angus comments on first results from Gilead coronavirus drug 

Angus comments on first results from Gilead coronavirus drug

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A dozen patients had serious problems but it’s not clear whether they were from the drug or their disease. UPMC critical care chief and HPM faculty member Derek Angus (BCHS '92) said the recovery rate is good but “there is no way of knowing from this series if the antiviral drug ... (04/10/2020)
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