The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is dedicated to improving the health care delivery system and mitigating public health risks in the United States and abroad.
The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) is committed to training and inspiring the next generation of health care leaders. Our students and faculty are passionate about making the world a better place by improving health and health care. We work on compelling and important problems, from making the delivery of care safer and more efficient, to expanding health insurance coverage and eliminating disparities, to designing and improving the performance of entire health systems.
Our educational programs focus on helping students develop the critical thinking and applied problem-solving skills needed to address a wide variety of public health challenges. HPM students come from across the United States and from around the world. They are academically accomplished, enthusiastic, and engaged. All of our students have significant prior work experience and they enrich the classroom with their insights and perspectives.
We believe that additional experiences beyond the classroom are an essential part of public health education, and our department’s strong ties to leading public health policymakers and practitioners provide students with opportunities to apply classroom learning to real world, public health management, and policy problems in the US and abroad.
Our academic programs focus on developing the critical thinking and applied problem-solving skills needed to address a wide variety of challenges throughout the health care delivery, public policy, and public health systems. For more information about our academic programs, current courses and additional information for students, visit the ‘For Students’ section.
Major Research Areas:
- Decision Science
- Health Economics
- Health Care Management
- Political Policy
- Public Health Policy
- Quality and Access
Centers, Programs and Affiliates:
The Department of Health Policy and Management works closely with many research centers and programs that focus on a diverse scope of public health issues. Visit our centers, programs and affiliates page to learn more.