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, Medicare and Medicaid policy, pharmaceutical policy, mathematical modeling and simulation, and health 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) are prepared to fill key leadership positions in health care systems, hospitals, health insurance firms, consulting firms, physician groups, long-term care, and many other health-related 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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James study on how a ‘care system’ must change to adequately support caregivers

In a March 2018 Journal of Pa...
James study on how a ‘care system’ must change to adequately support caregivers

In a March 2018 Journal of Palliative Medicine article addressing improvements for dementia and senior caregiving, Everette James, interim dean and director of the Health Policy Institute, and other researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the RAND Corp. stated that “fundamental changes ar... (01/07/2020)

Gellad on how availability of biosimilars may impact drug pricing

MANAGED HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE ...
Gellad on how availability of biosimilars may impact drug pricing

MANAGED HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE –  With prices estimated to be 15-16% lower than originator products, biosimilars hold promise for reducing spending, but it is unclear how list prices, discounts, and net prices for the originator products change with such competition. HPM’s Walid Gellad is co-author o... (01/03/2020)

Zeni publishes epidemiology for advanced nursing textbook

Congratulations to Mary Beth ...
Zeni publishes epidemiology for advanced nursing textbook

Congratulations to Mary Beth Zeni (HSADM ’93) on the publishing of her textbook, Principles of Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice: A Population Health Perspective. Zeni is an associate professor of nursing at Ursuline College in Cleveland, OH. Additionally, Zeni uses her decades of experien... (12/09/2019)

Students present interdisciplinary content in community session on health justice

On a wet Wednesday night, Dec...
Students present interdisciplinary content in community session on health justice

On a wet Wednesday night, December 4, Pitt Public Health student advocates Sarah Sanders (BCHS ’22), Sarah Bigelow (BCHS ’20), Paris Ekeke (EPI ’20), and Amy Raslevich (HPM ’22) joined peers from the schools of law and nursing for a Health Justice Night at Pitt's Community Empowerment Center in Hom... (12/04/2019)

Morgan wins Carl E. Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award

Russell E. Morgan Jr (HSADM ’...
Morgan wins Carl E. Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award

Russell E. Morgan Jr (HSADM ’70) received the Carl E. Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding lifetime achievements in international health from the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association. Morgan was presented with the award during the 201... (12/04/2019)

 

Tue
2/4
HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series
Tue 2/4 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

HPM Seminar Series

 Kristen Ray, MD, MS

 Topic: “National trends and local variation in access to care among children”

Mon
2/10
HPM Lecture
Grand Rounds 2020 Anne C. Sonis Lecture and Webcast featuring Allan Frankel, MD HPM Lecture
2020 Anne C. Sonis Lecture and Webcast featuring Allan Frankel, MD
Mon 2/10 1:00PM - 3:00PM
University Club - Ballroom B

Registration is open for the 2020 Anne C. Memorial Lecture and Webcast featuring keynote speaker, Allan Frankel, MD, Managing Partner for Safe and Reliable Healthcare on "Achieving Optimal Readmission Rates by Creating A High Reliability Environment” and joined byother select UPMC speakers. The lecture is part of the Dr. Loren Roth Speaker Series of UPMC.  A coffee and cookies reception will follow from 3-3:30 p.m.

Tue
2/18
HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series
Tue 2/18 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

HPM Seminar Series

 Speaker: Hawre Jalal, PhD

 Topic:  “The Predictability of Overdose Epidemic”

Tue
2/18
HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series HPM Seminar Series
HPM Seminar Series
Tue 2/18 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A622 Public Health

HPM Seminar Series

 Speaker: Hawre Jalal, PhD

 Topic:  “The Predictability of Overdose Epidemic”

Wed
2/26
HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup: Hope and Advance Care Planning in Advanced Cancer HPM Workshop
CHSR Workgroup: Hope and Advance Care Planning in Advanced Cancer
Wed 2/26 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A638 Public Health

Topic: Hope and Advance Care Planning in Advanced Cancer
Speaker: Michael Cohen, MD