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

Sep 14 2015DPM researchers investigate risk of febrile seizures following influenza vaccineIn a study featured in the September 2015 issue of Pediatrics, researchers with the Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics at DPM investigate the risk of febrile seizures after trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) during the 2010–2011 influenza season.Read More

Aug 21 2015HPV Vaccination adoption rates could be improved with consistent physician recommendationA recent study in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention journal, finds that the quality of physicians’ recommendation for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may be critical to increasing appropriate use.Read More

Aug 21 2015Parental Misconceptions About Antibiotic Use ContinuesA study in the August 2015 issue of Pediatrics finds that misunderstandings about the proper use of antibiotics persist among parents of children under the age of 6.Read More