The Department of Population Medicine (DPM) resides within the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and is an appointing department of Harvard Medical School.  

DPM's core mission is to improve health care delivery and population health through innovative research and teaching.


New research agreement with Hospital Corporation of America

The Institute’s Richard Platt and HCA’s Jonathan B. Perlin talk about how the partnership agreement will benefit patients nationwide in the video below.

Recent news

Aug 21 2015HPV Vaccination adoption rates could be improved with consistent physician recommendationA recent study in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention journal, finds that the quality of physicians’ recommendation for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may be critical to increasing appropriate use.Read More

Aug 21 2015Parental Misconceptions About Antibiotic Use ContinuesA study in the August 2015 issue of Pediatrics finds that misunderstandings about the proper use of antibiotics persist among parents of children under the age of 6.Read More

Jul 17 2015Predictors of Timing of Transfer From Pediatric- to Adult-Focused Primary Care

Pediatric researchers from the HPHC Institute and colleagues examined at what age young patients transfer from pediatric- to adult-focused primary care and the predictors of this transfer timing.

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