Compassionate leaders for complex challenges
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.
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.
In the news
HPM's Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program has been ranked the No. 3 health care management program in the U.S. by peer programs around the country. The 2020 rankings were published March 12 by U.S. News and World Report. Read more about the ranking here.
HPM's Pam Silberman, JD, DrPH, already felt honored to accept the North Carolina Justice Center’s Lifetime Champion of Justice Award at a ceremony in Durham. Little did she know that she also would be presented with the North Carolina Governor’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine award, reserved for those who have made significant contributions to the state and their communities through their exemplary service and exceptional accomplishments. Read more about the awards here.
HPM assistant professor Cleo A. Samuel, PhD, was chosen by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) as one of 40 next-generation leaders in minority health under the age of 40. Read more about the nomination here.
HPM PhD students Alex Gertner and Paul Shafer have won Impact awards from the UNC Graduate School. They are among eight students from the School of Public health that have won research awards this year. Read more about the awards and their work here.
Aditi Borde (right), a dual master’s degree student in HPM's MHA program, won first place with teammate Jacqueline Gerhart at the Harvard Business School’s Alliance for Health Management Case Competition in Cambridge, Mass. Read about their win here.
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