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 2, 2019

2019 Thomas S. Inui Lecture

The 2019 Annual Thomas S. Inui lecture featured Fiona Godlee, FCRP, Editor in Chief of The BMJ. In a homecoming of sorts, Dr. Godlee returned to DPM for the first time after having studied here as a Harkness Fellow from 1994 – 1995. She navigated a busy day of meetings followed by her lecture titled "Too much medicine: winding back the harms of excess".

February 11, 2019

Annual Fletcher Prize Awarded

We are pleased to announce that Sanjay Kishore and Margaret Hayden, both students at Harvard Medical School, have been selected to receive the annual Fletcher Prize in Population Medicine.  The Fletcher Prize is awarded by the Department for the best paper on a topic in Population Medicine written by a Harvard Medical School or Harvard School of Dental Medicine student.

January 31, 2019

Save the Date for the Annual Thomas S. Inui Lecture

Please join us for the Annual Thomas S. Inui Lecture on Thursday, March 7th at 1:30 pm at Harvard Medical School. This year’s guest speaker is Fiona Godlee, MD, Editor in Chief of The BMJ.