Message from the Interim Chair

 
Sandra B. Greene, DrPH

Sandra B. Greene, DrPH

Welcome to the Department of Health Policy and Management.

On behalf of the faculty, staff, students and alumni we thank you for your interest in the Department of Health Policy and Management and invite you to explore our web site.

What an exciting time to be involved with the health care field, both domestically and internationally! On the home front, the Affordable Care Act offers the promise of care for more of our population, and along with this expansion come complex challenges for implementation.

Around the world countries are striving to provide better access to health care, through widely different delivery systems. Affordability is a major barrier to achieving comprehensive services, both in the US and abroad.

Our goal is to train the next generation of leaders to address the challenges. We offer an array of programs designed to meet student needs at different points in their career, from a bachelor’s degree to doctoral programs, as well as a certificate offering. We urge you to look carefully at the choices to determine what meets your needs.

The Department’s dual focus is research and teaching. Its faculty is engaged in a wide range of cutting edge research projects in topics that include cancer care, comparative effectiveness, health outcomes, quality and access. We are committed to leading students through rigorous curricula using innovative teaching methods that maximize adult learning.

We believe to be successful in today’s health care world, individuals must be creative, innovative, and committed to ensuring that all people, irrespective of their gender, race, ethnicity, or economic resources, have access to high quality health care services. Our goal in this Department is to attract students who exemplify these qualities. In short, we want to educate and prepare individuals for leadership roles in health management, policy-making, and research that seek to improve health-related quality of life domestically and globally.

Our success is measured by the influence and achievements of our alumni, many of whom we partner with in ongoing relationships. We seek their input in revising and updating our courses and curricula, to remain current and relevant to the world of practice. We hope you will find your place here in one of our programs, and look forward to your involvement.

 
Sandra B. Greene
Professor of the Practice of Health Policy
HPM Interim Chair

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