Health Policy and Management
The Health Policy and Management program in the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences prepares public health professionals to work in health care organizations and federal, state, and local public health agencies. As part of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, the Health Policy and Management program offers a range of degrees including:
- Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Accelerated 4+1 Masters Degree Program
- MPPA/MPH Dual Degree Program
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The program uses an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating social, behavioral, economic, and political science approaches to increase our understanding of health services and policy to improve the health of populations. Graduates of the program are equipped with the conceptual models, analytical foundations, and practical skills necessary to solve complex health-related problems.
In the Spotlight
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently appointed Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio to the newly created Opioid Special Commission to Examine the Feasibility of Establishing a Pain Management Access Program.
A study led by Assistant Professor Ning Zhang found that obese nursing home residents are more likely to be admitted to poor quality facilities. The study was published in an article in the May 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.