The Gillings School’s top-ranked Department of Health Policy and Management trains the next generation of leaders in every aspect of management, policy development and research to address the complex challenges of improving population health locally, nationally and globally. We’re working to ensure that all people – irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, geography, religion or economics – have access to high quality, affordable health care.
Coronavirus Affects Everyone: The Department of Health Policy and Management Responds
HPM alumnus Edgar Villanueva, MHA, started the Decolonizing Wealth Project (DWP) to help funders give more equitably. The DWP’s Liberated Capital fund recently launched the Native American Community Response Fund, directing $2 million to help Native American communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, which affects them disproportionately.
New directors to take over HPM Masters' Programs
The Department of Health Policy and Management is pleased to announce the appointment of two new program directors, Karen Volmar, JD and Ciara Zachary, PhD
Message from the Chair
"As one of the top-ranked Departments of Health Policy and Management in the nation, we are dedicated to making an impact locally and globally through our leadership, research, scholarship, service and diversity."Read more from Dr. Weinberger.
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.
Our Vision and Values
High quality, accessible and affordable health systems that achieve optimal population health in North Carolina, across the United States and around the world.
Our Research Strengths
- Cancer care
- Rural health
- Mental health
- Comparative effectiveness
- Financial management and performance
- Health outcomes
- Organization and implementation science
- Quality of and access to care