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.


New research agreement with Hospital Corporation of America

The Institute’s Richard Platt and HCA’s Jonathan B. Perlin talk about how the partnership agreement will benefit patients nationwide in the video below.

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May 06 2015Dr. Ann Wu’s blog named one of Healthline’s Best Asthma Blogs of 2015!

In May 2015, Dr. Ann Wu’s blog, asth.ma, was named one of Healthline’s Best Asthma Blogs of 2015.

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May 01 2015HPHC Institute Approved for $1.4 Million Research Funding Award


The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute has been approved for a $1.4 million award to study the impact of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) on patients with bipolar disorder.

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Apr 07 2015Dr. Richard Platt appointed to NIH Advisory CommitteeNIH forms team of experts to chart course for the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative research network. Working Group to host public meetings, seek public input into the design of the Initiative.Read More