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.


DPM has moved!

The Department of Population Medicine has relocated to its new location at the Landmark Center at 401 Park Drive, Suite 401. This move brings with it expanded research space, improved technology and greater opportunities for collaboration.

Recent news

Jun 07 2016Many Parents Don’t Understand Their Children’s Asthma Medications

A new study featured in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) found a mismatch between parental report and provider intentions with regard to use of inhaled steroids for managing asthma in children. (Read more)

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Apr 22 2016JAMA Medical News & Perspectives highlights the FDA Sentinel InitiativeA new Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article highlights the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Sentinel Initiative. Read More

Mar 17 2016High Drug Prices in the U.S. -- Never-ending Story or Time for Change?

In a recent commentary in Value in Health, DPM researchers Christine Leopold, PhD, MS and Anita Wagner, Pharm D, MPH, DrPH and a colleague discuss how drug prices have increasingly become a topic of debate for patients, providers, payers and policy makers in recent years.

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