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Department of Health Policy and Management


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. 


More About HPM

The Department of Health Policy and Management boasts a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars—from social scientists and health economists to legal scholars, policy analysts, management scientists and ethicists. Many hold joint appointments in the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering, and the Department benefits from well-established collaborations with the faculty and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, including the School of Medicine.

We strive to identify and implement policy options that protect the health of populations; to develop strategies that improve access, financing, organization, and delivery of preventive and curative health services, particularly as they affect the most vulnerable; and to identify strategies for enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of health care systems in addressing the most pressing medical and mental health problems.

Health Policy and Management is home to over 16 research and practice-based centers and institutes that focus on a range of public health issues, where faculty seek to prevent disease and disability by researching the causes and possible solutions of significant public health problems. The Department is also affiliated with the university-wide Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

We foster international collaboration between the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona Spain through the work of the Johns Hopkins-Pompeu Fabra University Public Policy Center.

Keshia Pollack Porter

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.