Our attention to the institutions and systems that shape the health of populations embraces the domains of health care, public health, and the dynamic interface between them. We ground students in the management principles that apply to health care delivery and public health practice, the ways that health care and public health practice are shaped by government policies, the impact of public policies on the health of communities, and the ways that the tools of management and policy-making can advance health and reduce health disparities.
Our faculty is driven by a shared commitment to social justice and brings a fantastic mix of career experience and ongoing engagements in health care, community-based programs, advocacy, and government. Taken together, this gives a real-world perspective to our teaching, mentoring, research, and service. The diversity of our faculty extends to their backgrounds in health services research, economics, policy analysis, medicine, law, epidemiology, sociology, finance, administration, and community health. Together, these perspectives inform a research portfolio that aims to illuminate the drivers of health within populations and strategies that can be applied in health care systems, governments, and communities to improve health. More broadly, we enjoy collaborations in research and teaching with colleagues across the Dornsife School of Public Health and Drexel University, as well as with partners in the health care and public health communities in Philadelphia and beyond.
As a further reflection of the scope of our research and service, the HMP Department is home to four research centers: Center for Population Health and Community Impact, Center for Public Health Practice, Center for Hunger Free Communities, and Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice.
This is a tremendous time to pursue public health training. Whether you envision a career in health care, public health, or a field that might seem unrelated but can affect health, skills in health management and policy can provide a foundation for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of people and their communities.
James W. Buehler, MD
Clinical Professor and Interim Chair
Health Management and Policy