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
Better data on marijuana use in the U.S. is needed to support critical public health research, according to a review of relevant surveys conducted by Health Policy and Management faculty Kimberley Geissler and Jennifer Whitehill published in JAMA Network Open.
U.S. combat soldiers who suffered a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely than soldiers with other serious injuries to experience a range of mental health disorders, according to a new retrospective study led by David Chin, assistant professor of health policy and management.
Students in Health Promotion and Policy are helping to build healthier worlds.