Mission

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.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

DPM has moved!

The Department of Population Medicine has relocated to its new location at the Landmark Center at 401 Park Drive, Suite 401. This move brings with it expanded research space, improved technology and greater opportunities for collaboration.

Recent news

Apr 22 2016JAMA Medical News & Perspectives highlights the FDA Sentinel InitiativeA new Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article highlights the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Sentinel Initiative. Read More

Mar 17 2016High Drug Prices in the U.S. -- Never-ending Story or Time for Change?

In a recent commentary in Value in Health, DPM researchers Christine Leopold, PhD, MS and Anita Wagner, Pharm D, MPH, DrPH and a colleague discuss how drug prices have increasingly become a topic of debate for patients, providers, payers and policy makers in recent years.

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Dec 16 2015Eliminating Food Deserts May Not Improve Dietary Quality in the U.S.

Initiatives to eliminate food deserts -- low-income geographic areas that lack access to a supermarket or large grocery store -- may not have an effect on improving dietary quality or reducing disparities in diet quality.

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