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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Hernandez wins Alice S. Hersh Emerging Leader Award

Congratulations to Inma Herna...
Hernandez wins Alice S. Hersh Emerging Leader Award

Congratulations to Inma Hernandez (HPM '16), the 2021 recipient of the Alice S. Hersh Emerging Leader Award from AcademyHealth! This prestigious award recognizes professionals early in their career who show exceptional promise for future contributions to the field of health services research. Herna... (06/14/2021)

Gellad says antibody eligibility criteria leaves a lot of latitude

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT - ...
Gellad says antibody eligibility criteria leaves a lot of latitude

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT - Last week, the FDA broadened the criteria that doctors can use to determine eligibility for antibody treatments, the Times reported. That opens the door for more young people with certain medical conditions and members of high-risk racial or ethnic groups to get the tre... (06/14/2021)

Jalal's 2018 work backs impending "fourth wave" of overdose deaths

BUZZFEED NEWS - The resumptio...
Jalal's 2018 work backs impending "fourth wave" of overdose deaths

BUZZFEED NEWS - The resumption of an upward trend in overdose deaths matches projections that HPM's Hawre Jalal and colleagues made in a 2018 study. "The trend has been rising for 30 years, and it has only been accelerating in the pandemic," Jalal said, adding that more recent analysis suggests the... (06/02/2021)

A fun, rewarding way to give back and make the public healthier

EPI's Nancy Glynn (EPI '94) i...
A fun, rewarding way to give back and make the public healthier

EPI's Nancy Glynn (EPI '94) is the PittCoVax volunteer coordinator and has volunteered herself with students and staff from Pitt Public Health. "I was thrilled to work side-by-side with an awesome, energetic group of faculty, staff, and students," said Glynn. She also talked about building communit... (05/20/2021)

Roberts says he'll personally continue to wear a mask in public

WTAE - HPM's Mark Roberts, di...
Roberts says he'll personally continue to wear a mask in public

WTAE - HPM's Mark Roberts, director of the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, will continue to wear a mask when he's out in public, even though he's been vaccinated against COVID-19. "I was admittedly a little surprised (by the CDC's revised mask guidelines) because I think these policy issues are ... (05/19/2021)