The Gillings School's top-ranked Department of Health Policy and Management trains 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. We prepare our students to improve population health both domestically and globally. We are committed to ensuring that all people — irrespective of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, geographic origin, religion or economic resources — have access to high-quality health care services.
Coronavirus Affects Everyone: The Department of Health Policy and Management Responds
Lisa M. Koonin, DrPH, retired from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the end of 2018. While she was not expecting the call she received late one night in January 2020, it wasn’t a complete surprise. Koonin had been keeping her eye on an unexplained pneumonia in China since late December 2019. The caller asked Koonin — who is both an HPM alumna and an adjunct faculty member — to come back to work at the emergency operations center that the CDC would activate the next day in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
We have nearly 450 students enrolled in certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs. Our full-time faculty members are experts in finance, economics, sociology, decision science, informatics, management and health policy. Additionally, more than 130 adjunct faculty members, with wide-ranging practice experience, contribute to teaching and learning.
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