About Our Department
The Gillings School’s top-ranked Department of Health Policy and Management trains the next generation of leaders in 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 income economics – have access to high-quality, affordable health care.

  • Mission: The Department of Health Policy and Management’s mission is 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.
  • Vision and Values: Our vision encompasses high-quality, accessible and affordable health systems that achieve optimal population health in North Carolina, across the United States and around the world.
  • Faculty, research and practice: The Department includes some of the top experts and authorities in health services research, management, and health policy. Faculty bridge these domains to develop and apply innovative solutions from local to global. See a list of faculty interests and expertise. Known not only for a robust research program and first-rate teaching abilities, our faculty also represent a diversity of disciplinary backgrounds and experiences.
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Department Spotlight

Emily Ha

Emily Ha, first-year Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) student recently received the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Corris Boyd Scholarship, continuing the long history of Gillings students receiving the award.

Our Work Improving Health for All
We approach improving health for all through health services research, health policy and the practice of management, and draw on all three fields to maximize the impact of our work. Faculty expertise spans multiple types of methodological, policy and clinical expertise. Our faculty are shaping rural health policy, designing new approaches to and improving access to cancer care, and training future leaders in health care administration.
Researchers highlight opportunities to improve cancer care for trans patients
Department of Health Policy and Management ranked fourth in the nation
Leveling up diagnostics for social good
Our Numbers
years training the next generation of health policy leaders
ranked Master of Health Care Administration Program
degree programs
alumni network
Our Programs
MHA - Residential
MHA - Executive

Career Opportunities

Our department provides our students with career services and professional development support throughout their time in the program. This support enables students to connect with our over 4500 alumni located worldwide. Our residential undergraduate and master's degree programs support students with securing summer internship experiences.

Areas of Opportunity
Health Services Research
Health Care Management in Different Provider Settings
Health Policy Development and Evaluation
Types of Organizations
Consulting Firms
Pharmaceutical Companies
Physician Practices
Community-based Organizations
Health Services Research Organizations
Global NGOs
Compassionate leaders for complex challenges
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Support Us

Individuals interested in helping provide financial support for the following awards may do so online at the Gillings School of Global Public Health Donate Now page by selecting Health Policy and Management.

BSPH, MSPH and Resident MHA:
Academic Coordinator: Yolonda N. Childs

Doctoral and Executive MHA:
Academic Coordinator: Kim Sieler

Assistant to Chair: Stephanie Forman
Looking for someone else?
MPH@UNC (MPH Online) Only:
Program Coordinator, John Sugg

Mailing Address
135 Dauer Drive
1101 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411