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
Most women are receiving fewer than half the services recommended during their comprehensive postpartum medical checkup, according to a study by Health Policy and Management assistant professors Kimberley Geissler and Laura Attanasio.
Professor of Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson presented "Why the Menstrual Cycle Matters," the first talk in the 2020-21 UMass Amherst Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series. During the lecture, she was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest recognition bestowed upon faculty by the campus.
During UMass Homecoming week, Dean Siega-Riz held a virtual forum featuring the SPHHS faculty, staff, and students who have been leading the coronavirus pandemic response efforts on campus, in the commonwealth, and across the nation. Hear from those who have been directly involved in efforts such as contact tracing, antibody testing, prediction modeling, and health promotion efforts to help track, mitigate, and reduce the spread of COVID-19.