Health Policy and Management
The Department of Health Policy and Management, one of the largest in the country, is dedicated to advancing local, national, and global health policy to make a difference. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School was ranked #1 in Health Policy and Management by peers in the 2023 - 2024 U.S. News & World Report Rankings. With five degree programs, three masters’ and two doctoral, students have opportunities to engage directly with faculty, study internationally, and complete practicums in the field, contributing directly to policy.
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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.
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.
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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