Health Policy and Management

More than 3 million children in the United States who are severely obese may be at a higher risk for developing heart disease and diabetes than are overweight children. Asheley Cockrell Skinner, PhD, was the lead investigator on the study that lead to these findings, which was published Oct. 1 in The New England Journal of Medicine. Read more here.

The focus of our nationally top-ranked Department of Health Policy and Management is twofold.

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Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, MS, PhD
Professor and Chair

We train the next generation of leaders in management, policy making, and research to address the complex challenges of health-care delivery and produce cutting-edge research to contribute to the improvement of health-related quality of life, domestically and globally.

In both roles, we are committed to ensuring that all people, irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity or economic resources, have access to high-quality health-care services.

HPM has nearly 450 students enrolled in certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs. Its 40 full-time faculty members are experts in finance, economics, sociology, decision science, informatics, and health policy. Additionally, over 100 adjunct faculty members, with wide-ranging practice experience, contribute to teaching and learning.

Our Mission, Vision and Values
Our research strengths include:

  • Cancer care;
  • Comparative effectiveness;
  • Financial management and performance;
  • Health outcomes;
  • Organization design and change; and
  • Quality of and access to care.
To improve health for all by creating and translating knowledge into policy and practice and educating current and future health leaders, managers, policymakers, practitioners, and researchers.
High quality, accessible, and affordable health systems that achieve optimal population health in North Carolina, the United States, and around the world.

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