Department of Health Policy and Management

Message from Morris Weinberger, Chair of Health Policy and Management

Morris Weinberger, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Interim Chair

Morris Weinberger, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Chair

As the pandemic and the heightened awareness of the devastating impact of systemic racism has shown us, the need for effective and visionary leadership in health care has probably never been greater. The people who can take us successfully into a healthier future need strategic vision, technical knowledge and a special kind of empathy and political skills to formulate and implement transformative approaches that can make a meaningful difference.

This fall, we will hold an event celebrating the 85th anniversary of our department.  For those 85 years, the faculty, staff, students and alumni of our top-ranked Health Policy and Management program have advanced research, teaching and service in an environment that embraces and models diversity, inclusion and free intellectual exchange. We have successful track records in research in cancer, rural health, quality of care, mental health, outcomes assessments, economics and finance. And our faculty bring innovative teaching strategies to our classroom for both our residential and executive students.

Our full-time faculty members are experts in finance, economics, policy, decision science, management and every facet of health. Our adjunct faculty bring wide-ranging practice and real-world experience, with a passion for teaching.

The physical proximity of all health affairs schools on the UNC campus creates a Carolina culture of collaboration that provides our students with broad access to a vast array of resources and experiences. Our students come from around the world, joining us at different stages of their own individual educational journeys through our undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs. Our rich mix of focus areas, degrees and course selection, along with unparalleled research and professional opportunities, empower our students to chart the direction that’s right for them.

Our graduates are sought after by top companies, universities, health care systems, non-profit organizations and government agencies. And our alumni are working both locally and globally as champions for population health in the U.S. and abroad.

I’m proud of many things here, but perhaps proudest of the collaborative and mutually respectful learning and teaching environment created by our faculty, staff and students.

The world needs more smart, passionate leaders to improve health care. If you’d like to be one of them, we’d like to help you. Let’s talk!

 

Morris Weinberger, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Chair