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.


August 3, 2017

DPM Celebrates 25 Years

Please join us as we celebrate the last 25 years and look ahead to the future with a two-day event on November 7 and 8, 2017.  We invite all current and past members of the department, colleagues, and collaborators to attend this celebration. Click HERE to RSVP. 

March 8, 2017

DPM Faculty Receive Prestigious Mentoring Awards

DPM Professor and Vice-Chair Emily Oken, MD, MPH and Assistant Professor Jason Block, MD, MPH are the recipients of the Excellence in Mentoring Awards from Harvard Medical School in recognition of their distinguished records of mentoring.  The Excellence in Mentoring Awards were established to recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on professional development and career advancement in basic/clinical medicine, research, teaching, and administration.

February 24, 2017

Name change for the Obesity Prevention Program

The Obesity Prevention Program (OPP) is now the Division of Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse (CoRAL). The new name better reflects the breadth of their work and mission to lessen the burden of chronic disease by conducting epidemiologic, intervention and delivery systems research within diverse populations of children and adults.