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


December 20, 2018

DPM Faculty elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Congratulations to Department of Population Medicine faculty members Emily Oken and Maryam Asgari on their election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

October 24, 2018

Stephen Soumerai Receives Helen Clark-JoPPP Award

The Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice (JoPP) has awarded Stephen Soumerai with its inaugural Helen Clark-JoPPP Award for Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research. The award recognizes the talents of exceptional researchers, who are making a significant contribution to the field of pharmaceutical policy and practice. It was presented to Dr. Soumerai in recognition of the scientific merit of his work, as well as its impact on patients, decision makers, and governments.

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.