Mission

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.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

AY15 Pyle Fellows Arrive at DPM

We are pleased to welcome this year’s Thomas O. Pyle Fellowship awardees, Chanu Rhee MD and Rebecca Haffajee JD MPH (2nd year Pyle fellow). Pyle fellowships are awarded by the Institute to promote training of individuals studying critical topics in domestic health policy and health care systems.

Recent news

Aug 05 2014Increased Concern About Inability of Elderly to Afford Medications

Elderly Americans, especially those with multiple chronic conditions, have difficulty paying for prescriptions, which can lead to poor adherence and medication discontinuation.

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Jul 31 2014Potential Benefits of Calorie Labeling in Restaurants

In a recent JAMA Viewpoint, Dr. Jason Block, Assistant Professor in the Obesity Prevention Program, discusses the reasons public health advocates have pressed for menu labeling and the state of evidence regarding its likely effectiveness.

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Jul 30 2014Leukotriene antagonists may have similar effectiveness as inhaled steroids for asthmaStudies have found that among commonly used medications for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids have greater efficacy than leukotriene receptor antagonists to prevent exacerbations of childhood asthma under controlled circumstances. However, few studies have compared the effectiveness of these controller medication regimens under real-life conditions. Read More