Health Policy and Management

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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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Kelly Lavin Delmore named one of The Hill’s top lobbyists of 2021

On December 1, 2021, The Hill...
Kelly Lavin Delmore named one of The Hill’s top lobbyists of 2021

On December 1, 2021, The Hill released their annual list of Top Lobbyists, including 2004 HPM graduate Kelly Lavin Delmore (HPM ’04). Ms. Delmore is a Principal in the Government Relations and Public Policy Practice at the health law firm, Hooper Lundy & Bookman, P.C., where she lobbies for an arra... (01/13/2022)

Flu making a comeback, could strain hospitals filled with Covid patients

NBC NEWS – HPM’s Mark Roberts...
Flu making a comeback, could strain hospitals filled with Covid patients

NBC NEWS – HPM’s Mark Roberts, director of the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, said he’s concerned that regions of the country that currently don’t have mitigation measures for Covid will see a large increase in flu cases in the coming weeks. “What I think is worrisome now is that there are many... (01/04/2022)

Roberts: A poorly matched flu shot could mean a bad flu season on top of a Covid surge

NBC – HPM’s Mark Roberts, sai...
Roberts: A poorly matched flu shot could mean a bad flu season on top of a Covid surge

NBC – HPM’s Mark Roberts, said the data in the new preprint "is certainly consistent with what I know from the rest of the world right now.” The potential, he said, for a “really large influenza season this year is real. So much of the immunity that you get in a population comes from the people who... (01/04/2022)

COVID-19 could eventually be seasonal, scientists say

CNN - "We need more research ...
COVID-19 could eventually be seasonal, scientists say

CNN - "We need more research to disentangle all the factors that may link seasonality to COVID-19 cases," HPM’s Hawre Jalal said. "Since it has been doing it twice so predictably, it's highly likely that a winter wave will happen again. That doesn't mean that we should give up and say, 'It's season... (12/15/2021)

Here's how you can benefit from the Affordable Care Act marketplace this year (and how it works)

NEXT PITTSBURGH - Individuals...
Here's how you can benefit from the Affordable Care Act marketplace this year (and how it works)

NEXT PITTSBURGH - Individuals enrolled in the newly subsidized, free Silver plans, in particular, could see a considerable rise in costs if the subsidies expire and they don’t go into the marketplace to change their plans, according to HPM’s Coleman Drake. “They’re going to have to actively log int... (12/15/2021)