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Department of Health Policy and Management


Graduates of the Department of Health Policy and Management are improving public health in prominent careers all over the world—from hospital administration to health economics.

The breadth of degree programs in the Department offers students the flexibility to focus on a variety of subjects while gaining real-world experience. Graduates leave prepared to work in private industry, research and academic institutions, and governments at all levels.

Many alumni maintain an active role—serving as preceptors for our masters programs, teaching in our institutes, mentoring current students, participating in special events, and working hand in hand with our faculty.

"The quality of classes, support from professors and staff, and drive of fellow students created an excellent training environment. The skills I gained have been so useful in advising government policy and advancing research."

— Alexo Esperato, PhD ’14
Health Systems Consultant
The World Bank


“My experience in HPM established my career path in public health, and taught me the essence of public health is truly ‘protecting health, saving lives – millions at a time.'"

— Haejou Chung, RPh, MSc, PhD ’07
Chair and Associate Professor of Health & Social Policy, Korea University


"What a wonderful program and department! It's had a huge influence on me, and I'm glad I can continue to be a part of it."

— Claro Pio Roda, DrPH ’16
Senior Finance Director
Johns Hopkins Health System


"At 42, I enrolled in HPM’s PhD program and it recharged my mid-career batteries. I continued research on the Medicaid program and access to care, and embarked on the challenges of conducting research on social determinants of health."

— Lisa Dubay, PhD ’06
Senior Fellow
Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute


"This eclectic educational experience provided an excellent problem-solving framework for me to approach my work as a leader in the healthcare industry."

— Brett Lee, MHA ’02
Market Chief Executive Officer
Tenet Healthcare

“I enjoyed the cultural diversity of the student body from all over the world. The one-year residency matching program was one of the greatest experiences I have had in my career.”

— Sunny T. Cooper, MHS/HFM ’93
Chief Information Officer
San Francisco Health Plan


"My time at Hopkins went by too fast. I feel very grateful to have found such an amazing community of friends and scholars."

— Eva DuGoff, PhD ’15
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Public Health


"Students gain real world experience in prestigious healthcare organizations across the country while still working towards their degree. During the residency year, students have unmatched access to senior level administrators of these organizations."

— Matthew Drohan, MHA ’13
Senior Manager, Businesss Development
Emory Healthcare


“I have lived and worked in India, the U.S., Mexico, Singapore and Brunei. The Hopkins name opens doors! Truly, thank you!”

— Suparna Ferreira, MHS ’03
Founder and CEO
Bienestar, A Non-Profit Corporation
California, USA and Guadalajara, Mexico


"My thoughts on HPM: great people, incredible learning experience."

— Maria Bulzachelli, PhD ’07
Assistant Professor
Director, Undergraduate Program in Public Health Studies