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


September 26, 2018

Call for Submissions: Suzanne and Robert Fletcher Prize in Population Medicine

The HMS Department of Population Medicine (DPM) announces a call for submissions for a $1000 prize for the best paper on a topic in Population Medicine written by an HMS or HSDM student. Papers will be judged by an expert panel of DPM faculty, who will be blinded to the authors. The student who submits the most outstanding scholarly paper will be awarded the $1000 prize.

September 10, 2018

New Institute Endowed Chairs Awarded

Congratulations to Associate Professors Ann Wu and Frank Wharam on receiving two newly created endowed Institute chairs. 

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.