Skip to main content
Department of

Health Policy and Management

We advance evidence-informed solutions to systemic public health challenges and train tomorrow’s leading health administrators, advocates, policymakers, and researchers. 

Explore our Programs

Health Policy & Management Headlines

What We Do in the Department of Health Policy and Management

Our faculty, staff and students are committed to solving the most entrenched public health challenges in the world through evidence-based policy change. 

Health Policy and Management Highlights


Health Policy & Management Department in the 2024 - 2025 U.S. News & World Report


students and 2,000+ alumni


full-time faculty


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 Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is uniquely designed for future health care executives early in their careers. The two-year accelerated curriculum includes one year of full-time academic coursework followed by a full-time, 11-month compensated administrative residency in one of many Hopkins affiliates and partner institutions across the country.

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.

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

Kadija Ferryman, PhD

is a trailblazing anthropologist who examines how race, policy and ethics interact with health technology.

A female teacher standing behind a podium smiles at her classroom as she speaks.

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

A gift to our department can help to provide student scholarships and internships, attract and retain faculty, and support innovation.