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.
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Researchers, physicians, and activists who have inspired Bloomberg School faculty and shaped the field of public health
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.
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students and 2,000+ alumni
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.
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.
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.
Centers and Institutes in the Department of Health Policy and Management
We are home to 18 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.
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.
Alexander McCourt, JD, PhD '19, MPH
examines firearm policy, opioid policy and other issues at the intersection of law and public health.
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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