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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Chancellor Gallagher shares his outrage, grief, and solidarity

In a letter to the community,...
Chancellor Gallagher shares his outrage, grief, and solidarity

In a letter to the community, Chancellor Gallagher shares his outrage, grief, and anger. He challenges us all to demonstrate solidarity by standing with Pitt’s African American students, faculty, staff, and alumni in a shared commitment to realizing meaningful change. "How many times must we witnes... (06/02/2020)

Roberts on agent-based modeling and finding the right balance to easing restrictions

CLEVELAND.COM - Pitt Public H...
Roberts on agent-based modeling and finding the right balance to easing restrictions

CLEVELAND.COM - Pitt Public Health researchers are monitoring the coronavirus through FRED , which is short for a Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics. The agent-based modeling system uses population data to represent each person in a geographic region. The FRED team is currently ... (05/26/2020)

Gellad comments on the therapies being developed to combat the new coronavirus

THE OREGONIAN - Hundreds of C...
Gellad comments on the therapies being developed to combat the new coronavirus

THE OREGONIAN - Hundreds of COVID-19 treatment drugs are being studied and some experts say scientists should cast a wide net. “I don’t think we want to rule anything out because it sounds out of the ordinary,” said HPM’s Walid Gellad, director of Pitt’s Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescri... (05/18/2020)

Gellad on how the info war over chloroquine has slowed Covid-19 science

WIRED – No one really knows i...
Gellad on how the info war over chloroquine has slowed Covid-19 science

WIRED – No one really knows if the malarial drug helps fight Covid-19, and an information war is hindering the struggle to find out. Unorthodox research methods and a seeming rush to publication, or even prepublication, is muddiing the situation. Walid Gellad, HPM faculty and head of Pitt's Center ... (05/01/2020)

Gellad concerned that government researchers changed metric to measure coronavirus drug remdesivir during clinical trial

WASHINGTON POST – “It raises ...
Gellad concerned that government researchers changed metric to measure coronavirus drug remdesivir during clinical trial

WASHINGTON POST – “It raises a lot of flags, and it requires a lot of answers,” said HPM’s Walid F. Gellad who also serves as head of Pitt's Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, “especially when people start saying it’s become the standard of care, and all we saw was a news release in ... (05/01/2020)

 

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6/2
HPM Conference
Academy Health's 2019 Annual Research Meeting (Washington, D.C.)Academy Health's 2019 Annual Research Meeting (Washington, D.C.) HPM Conference
Academy Health's 2019 Annual Research Meeting (Washington, D.C.)
Tue 6/2 to Thu 6/4


Each June more than 3,000 individuals gather the nation's capital at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting (ARM). Faculty and student researchers from Pitt's Department of Health Policy and Management regularly participate in short courses, tutorials and roundtables, and give invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.