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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Jul 17 2015Predictors of Timing of Transfer From Pediatric- to Adult-Focused Primary Care

Pediatric researchers from the HPHC Institute and colleagues examined at what age young patients transfer from pediatric- to adult-focused primary care and the predictors of this transfer timing.

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Jun 03 2015DPM Researchers Conduct Comparative Effectiveness Investigation of Common Bariatric Surgeries

A research team based at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute examined total cost data for patients undergoing two of the most common types of bariatric surgery between 2005 and 2011.

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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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