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Department of

Health Policy and Management

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What We Do in the Department of Health Policy and Management

Our faculty work to affect constructive systemic changes for promoting health, monitoring and evaluating the results of those changes, and training tomorrow’s leading policymakers and administrators. 

Keshia Pollack Porter
About HPM

Meet the Chair of Health Policy and Management

Keshia M. Pollack Porter, PhD, MPH, an expert in advancing health equity and policy change that promotes safe and healthy environments, has been named chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her vision for the Department includes amplifying research, dissemination, and training activities with a particular focus on health equity.

Health Policy and Management Highlights


students and 3,000+ alumni


full-time faculty, and 250+ affiliated faculty


in grant income and expenditure and $150M in active awards in the last financial year


research centers

Health Policy and Management Programs

As one of the largest health policy and management programs in the country, we are dedicated to advancing local, national, and global health policy to make a difference.

Within four degree programs (three master’s and the PhD), students have opportunities to engage directly with faculty, study internationally, and complete practicums in the field, contributing directly to global policy.

Our students graduate with marketable skills and real-world experience, ready to make an impact, from the #1 school of public health.

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Policy

Onsite | Full-Time | 2 years

MSPH students evaluate health care and work with decision makers to identify relevant regulatory policies, strategies, and interventions. This program also prepares students for further doctoral training in economics and health policy.

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Onsite | Full-Time | 2 years

The MHA is a graduate professional degree that prepares future health care executives for management and leadership positions dedicated to improving health and health services delivery across all sectors.

Centers and Institutes in the Department of Health Policy and Management

We are home to 16 research and practice-based centers and institutes that focus on a range of public health issues. We also co-direct the Johns Hopkins-Pompeu Fabra University Public Policy Center, a collaboration between Johns Hopkins University, the Bloomberg School and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain

Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, Equity (IDARE) in Health Policy and Management

About the Department's Commitment to IDARE

The Department of Health Policy and Management is committed to building an inclusive environment where faculty, staff, students, and other members of our community support efforts to dismantle structural oppression and racist policies and practices. The work of faculty, staff, and students in the department often focuses on the intersection of racism, health disparities and inequities, and policies that are on the forefront of national discussions. We are strengthened by our diverse community and understand the critical need for differences and perspectives and understand we have work to do to bring our own department in alignment with the goals of IDARE. Our goal is for all students, faculty, and staff in the department to be adequately equipped to advocate for policies and practices that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion activities within our own department. 

Health Policy and Management Faculty Spotlight

Karen Charron, MPH ‘91

is an experienced course instructor and graduate cohort director who teaches and mentors students in the Master of Health Administration program.

Meet Our Job-Seeking PhD Candidates

Our PhD candidates are seeking solutions to major health policy challenges. Read about their work and where they are headed with their careers.

Support Our Department

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