BSPH In Pictures
BSPH senior Amro Mohamed wants to be a doctor — and he also wants to understand the health care system he’ll work within. Read more about Amro here.
Congrats to BSPH 2018 graduate Nupur Jain, who recently published an article about female experiences in Phase I Clinical Trials with Dr. Jill Fisher of the UNC Department of Social Medicine and Dr. Marci Cottingham, a sociology professor from the Netherlands. Nupur is working as a MedServe Fellow in Western North Carolina and plans to attend medical school. Many HPM BSPH students conduct research with faculty in diverse schools and about 8-12 complete Senior Honors Thesis research papers.
Congratulations to BSPH Graduate Samuel Lee on the publication of his 2018 Senior Honors Thesis! Sam worked with HPM associate professor Stephanie Wheeler, assistant professor Karl Umble and PhD student Meghan O’Leary to study colorectal cancer screening preferences among vulnerable populations. Sam will attend medical school at Mt. Sinai in New York City in Fall 2019. See the article.
How can I learn about the BSPH Program in Health Policy and Management?
- Carefully study all the links on this website.
- Meet with one or more current HPM BSPH students who are BSPH Program Ambassadors. They are happy to meet up to tell you about our program!
- If after reviewing this information you have specific questions about our program, please contact our registrar Lynnette Jones or assistant registrar Jackie Siler about specific technical information about applying, coursework, or pre-requisites; or the program Director Karl Umble. If you have any questions or encounter any problems with the online BSPH application, please contact: UNCSlateSupport@unc.edu
The mission of the BSPH program in Health Policy and Management is to improve the health of individuals and communities and reduce health inequities in the US and abroad by educating future health leaders, managers, policymakers, practitioners, and researchers. Our graduates will excel in a broad range of positions and graduate and professional degree programs.
Our Vision and Values are the same as those of the Department of Health Policy and Management:
High quality, accessible, and affordable health systems that achieve optimal population health in North Carolina, the United States, and around the world.
What are the strengths of our program?
- The quality of our students and the success of our graduates.
- The supportive learning environment we create.
- The applied nature of our curriculum.
What are our students interested in?
The following questions reflect just a few of the diverse interest areas our students explore while in the program:
- Health disparities: What can we do to address the causes of health disparities both in the U.S. and internationally?
- Health reform: In what ways will health reform change the future of U.S. health care?
- Access to care: What can be done to improve access to health care for underserved populations?
- Health care quality and costs: How can we improve quality of care while also managing rising health care expenditures?
- Health promotion & disease prevention: What can we do to address preventable illnesses caused by tobacco use, obesity, and physical inactivity?
- Global Health: How do other countries deliver health care and what can the U.S. learn from their successes and failures?
- Program Competencies, Curriculum and Degree Requirements
- Meet with Our Students: The BSPH Program Ambassadors
- BSPH Handbook for Current Students
- Frequently Asked Questions
- BSPH Program Summary Handout Used for Information Sessions
- Slides Presented at Open House and Info Sessions 2018-19
- We are delighted to share this moving story about Elizabeth Trefney’s work to bring the AIDS Quilt to UNC last year. Elizabeth (Class of 2020) is a joint major in HPM and Studio Art. Like many HPM majors, Emily brings an interdisciplinary approach to her studies, which greatly enriches our conversations and learning climate.