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.
Director, Center for Child Health Care Studies Appointed to IOM Board
Grace Lee, MD MPH was recently appointed to the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice (BPH) by the Institute of Medicine. The BPH focuses on areas and issues affecting the public’s health and explores topics such as cardiovascular and infectious disease prevention and control interventions and the capacity of federal, state, and local agencies to protect the health of the public. Before her board appointment Dr. Lee had been an active IOM committee member since 2008.
Jun 19 2013Obesity Research, Policy, and Practice
In a recent interview conducted by the Pediatric Obesity Section of the Obesity Society, Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH discusses her work in the area of childhood obesity prevention which intertwines clinical and epidemiological research, public policy, and medical practice.Read More
Jun 12 2013The Role of Early Risk Factors for Obesity
A report recently published online in the journal JAMA Pediatrics suggests that early life risk factors for childhood obesity –- seen at higher rates among blacks and Hispanics than among whites -- may explain the greater prevalence of obesity among racial /ethnic minority 7-year- olds.Read More
Jun 07 2013Study Finds Pneumococcal Vaccine Poses No Increased Risk of Certain Adverse Events
A recent study published in Vaccine presents results on the occurrence of pre-specified health outcomes following administration the PCV13 pneumococcal vaccine after it was included in the U.S. childhood immunization program. Although no increased risk was detected for serious adverse outcomes, continued monitoring is suggested.Read More