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.
OPP Study Awarded 3rd Place in AJPM Childhood Obesity Challenge
The Obesity Prevention Program’s STAR intervention was awarded 3rd place in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine's Childhood Obesity Challenge! The Challenge was to highlight clinical innovations for childhood obesity. STAR highlights the use of health information and mobile technology for improving clinical management of obesity and supporting families outside of the clinical setting.
May 16 2013Institute Study Finds Weight by Late 30s Best Predictor of Future Body Weight
With average body mass index (BMI) increasing for the population as a whole, a new study by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute sought to find linkages among personal and residential neighborhood characteristics that could explain differences in risk for obesity over time.Read More
May 13 2013An Affordable Care Act Program is Flawed According to DPM InvestigatorIn a recent Op-Ed for the Wall Street Journal, DPM Investigator Stephen Soumerai and colleague Ross Koppel discuss the impact of a Medicare policy to reduce reimbursements to hospitals up to 3% and how it cannot succeed in decreasing readmission rates, as intended. Read More
May 03 2013High Costs Seen in MA Health Exchange Plans DPM researchers conducted a survey of enrollees in unsubsidized plans offered through the Massachusetts health insurance exchange (“The Connector”). The study found that more than a third of families reported financial burden and higher than expected out-of-pocket costs associated with their health care.Read More