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.


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

Aug 22 2016Vaccination Confidence and Parental Behavior with Early Childhood Vaccines

According to a recent study published in PloS One, vaccine confidence was closely associated with early childhood vaccination behavior across multiple vaccine types.

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Jun 07 2016Many Parents Don’t Understand Their Children’s Asthma Medications

A new study featured in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) found a mismatch between parental report and provider intentions with regard to use of inhaled steroids for managing asthma in children. (Read more)

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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