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.

Recent news

Nov 12 2015CHeRP’s Melissa Gilkey investigates quality of physician communication about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

Dr. Melissa Gilkey of the Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics conducted a survey investigating health care providers’ communication about HPV vaccines, leading to a recent publication in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

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Oct 29 2015Past DPM Fellow Receives Prestigious Award for Research

Sallie Pearson, PhD, a past Fellow in the Department of Population Medicine (DPM), recently received the Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Research, the leading New South Wales awards program that celebrates excellence and innovation in research on cancer. (Read more)

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Oct 28 2015Soumerai Research Guide in CDC’s Preventing Chronic Disease

A Guide to Study Design for the Perplexed: What if the scientific community itself can’t distinguish between weak and trustworthy research studies that underlie our health care decisions? A new guide to understanding effectiveness research aims to remedy this troubling situation.

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