Health Policy and Management
We develop rational, evidence-based arguments in support of new and improved public health policies.
The study found that in pre-pandemic period, hospitals overall lost an average of $1 for every $100 earned from patient care activities, leading to an operating margin of negative 1 percent.
Study Finds Link Between Dropping Permit Requirement for Carrying Concealed Weapons and Increase in Officer-Involved Shootings with Civilian Victims
The study examined the impact of changes to state laws for civilians carrying concealed firearms and, using statistical modeling, estimated what would have happened if the laws had not changed.
New Report Highlights U.S. 2020 Gun-Related Deaths: Highest Number Ever Recorded by CDC, Gun Homicides Increase by More Than One-Third
The 2020 data reveals striking differences across ages, gender, ethnicity, and U.S. states.
What We Do
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.
students and 3,000+ alumni
full-time faculty, and 250+ affiliated faculty
in grants and contracts in 2020
Our Degree 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 six degree programs (four master’s and two doctoral), 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.
Our PhD program trains students to conduct original investigator-initiated research through a combination of coursework and research mentoring.
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.
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.
The MHS in Health Economics and Outcomes Research is a professionally-oriented degree program designed for individuals seeking specialized academic training to establish or expand their careers as health policy analysts.
Centers and Institutes
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
We conduct rigorous research and use advocacy to implement evidence-based, equitable policies and programs that will prevent gun violence in our communities.
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.
Cassandra Crifasi, PhD '14, MPH,
studies how evidence-based policies and programs can reduce violence and advance equity.
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.
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