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.

Timeline of Pivotal Milestones


April 30, 2018

Jim Sabin receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Massachusetts Psychiatric Society has awarded Jim Sabin with its Lifetime Achievement Award.  The award, given to an Outstanding Psychiatrist, was presented in recognition of his persistent dedication in working to advance the discussion of organizational ethics and promoting the ethical use of resources to enhance public health and wellness.

April 3, 2018

Ebert Fellowship Awarded

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Julia Marcus on receiving the 2018 Ebert Fellowship. Given annually in memory of Robert H. Ebert, founder of Harvard Community Health Plan and former Dean of Harvard Medical School, the Ebert Fellowship is part of the Harvard Medical School 50th Anniversary Program for Scholars in Medicine. The fellowship is awarded to junior faculty to support research and career development in population medicine.

February 1, 2018

DPM Vice-Chair Receives Harvard Medical School Award

Emily Oken, MD, MPH, DPM Professor and Vice-Chair, has received the 2018 Harvard Medical School Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award.  This award was established to recognize and celebrate faculty who have made significant achievements in moving Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine towards being a diverse and inclusive community.