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

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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Nov 12 2015CHeRP’s Melissa Gilkey investigates quality of physician communication about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

Dr. Melissa Gilkey of the Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics conducted a survey investigating health care providers’ communication about HPV vaccines, leading to a recent publication in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

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Oct 29 2015Past DPM Fellow Receives Prestigious Award for Research

Sallie Pearson, PhD, a past Fellow in the Department of Population Medicine (DPM), recently received the Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Research, the leading New South Wales awards program that celebrates excellence and innovation in research on cancer. (Read more)

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