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Health Management and Policy Department

The Department of Health Management and Policy (HMP) at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health prepares the next generation of public health practitioners and leaders to take on management and policy roles that will improve population health and health care delivery at the local and national levels.

Students are prepared to plan, implement, evaluate and operate effective, community-responsive programs, and organizations that can bring about positive change.

Recognizing that almost all policy impacts health, faculty train students to develop skills in management, organization, finance, advocacy, political action, research, and public policy analysis.

Drexel Dornsife’s Health Management and Policy Mission and Vision

Our faculty, staff, and students in Dornsife's Department of Health Management & Policy are committed to the principle of health as a human right.

We aim to offer all persons who walk through our doors, physically or virtually through our online programs, a supportive environment to thrive and achieve their career goals.

The HMP department enthusiastically supports the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health's Action Plan to Enhance Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Anti-Racism.

Health Management and Policy at Drexel Dornsife

  • Coursework, research, and practicum experiences prepare students to understand unique urban health policy challenges and develop community responsive programs at the local and national level.

  • Our faculty conduct groundbreaking research in a wide range of areas, including those of our research centers and programs including the Center for Public Health Practice and Center for Hunger-Free Communities.

  • Our public health graduates enjoy careers that allow them to inform policy and make a difference through important initiatives, whether they choose to work in government, industry, healthcare administration, academia, or community-based organizations.

What Is Health Policy and Management?

Health Policy and Management explores the relationship between health care systems and public health and how their integration and mutual dependence shape the health of populations.

Core areas of expertise of Dornsife's health management and policy faculty include:

  • Social policy analysis
  • Food insecurity and environment
  • Healthcare access and delivery
  • Public health workforce and training
  • Health and human rights
  • Reproductive and child health
  • Mental and behavioral health

Why Is Health Policy and Management Important In Public Health?

Together the tools of management and policymaking in public health can make positive change by advancing population health, improving healthcare delivery, and reducing health disparities at the local, state, and national levels.

To learn more about our public health policy and management degrees at Drexel Dornsife, request more information to speak with a member of our admissions team today or visit the links below for a full list of available opportunities.

A Word From Our Department Chair

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Jan M. Eberth, PhD
Department Chair and Professor

"Our team of faculty, staff, and students strives to reduce health inequities and improve population health through partnerships with communities, bold research ideas, and a curriculum laser-focused on health in all policies and anti-racism."

Read Jan Eberth's Welcome Letter and Faculty Bio.

Health Management and Policy Degrees and Courses

Health Management and Policy Master's and Doctoral Programs

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Dornsife Health Policy Student Awarded David Winston Scholarship

An MPH student receives the 2021 prestigious David Winston Health Policy Scholarship.

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Dornsife Health Policy Student Awarded David Winston Scholarship

An MPH student receives the 2021 prestigious David Winston Health Policy Scholarship.

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