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.
AY15 Pyle Fellows Arrive at DPM
Jul 31 2014Potential Benefits of Calorie Labeling in Restaurants
In a recent JAMA Viewpoint, Dr. Jason Block, Assistant Professor in the Obesity Prevention Program, discusses the reasons public health advocates have pressed for menu labeling and the state of evidence regarding its likely effectiveness.Read More
Jul 30 2014Leukotriene antagonists may have similar effectiveness as inhaled steroids for asthmaStudies have found that among commonly used medications for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids have greater efficacy than leukotriene receptor antagonists to prevent exacerbations of childhood asthma under controlled circumstances. However, few studies have compared the effectiveness of these controller medication regimens under real-life conditions. Read More
Jul 10 2014Great Potential for Shared Health Data Networks
Information from large health data networks has the power to change health care, public health practice, and clinical research, and some early successes are illustrated in the current issue of Health Affairs.Read More