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.


January 31, 2017

DPM faculty receive first annual Robert H. Ebert Career Development Awards

We are pleased to announce Marie-France Hivert, MD, MMSc, Gordon Moore, MD, MPH, Darren Toh, ScD, and Anita Wagner, PharmD, MPH, DrPH as the recipients of the first annual Career Development awards from the Robert H. Ebert Fund for Innovation in Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School.

January 4, 2017

Name change for the Drug Policy Research Group

The Drug Policy Research Group (DPRG) is now the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research (HPI). The change in name reflects the Division's focus on pharmaceutical and other types of health policies. 

November 4, 2016

DPM Chair Richard Platt receives prestigious mentoring award

Richard Platt, MD, MSc, is the recipient of the 2016 SHEA Mentor Scholar Award in recognition of his distinguished record in mentoring fellows and junior faculty, many of whom have gone on to be leaders in infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology.


Our teaching programs leverage the Department's unique strengths to train medical students, residents, and health services researchers to improve the health of populations through clinical care, research, and delivery system and health policy leadership. All training experiences are informed by the health system and population perspectives of DPM and all faculty members teach in some capacity.