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
Associate Professor Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio and doctoral student Tai Spargo led the analysis of the effectiveness of the 1983 Orphan Drug Act finds that current incentives “are not sufficiently stimulating orphan drug development” by pharmaceutical companies, and patients with rare diseases and conditions still have unmet needs. Further, barriers to ethical and timely access remain.
Assistant Professor Kimberley Geissler is among a panel of experts interviewed for WalletHub's ranking of "2017 Healthiest Cities in America." She was asked to weigh in on the possible effects of the new presidential administration’s policies as well as to provide advice on building good personal health.