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.


FDA awards $150 million Sentinel contract to HPHC Institute

FDA has awarded HPHC Institute a contract to lead the Sentinel System, a program that will partner with more than 50 healthcare & academic organizations to use electronic healthcare data to monitor the safety of regulated drugs and medical products. Researchers will enhance existing capabilities developed in its pilot program, Mini-Sentinel, with the goal of addressing a larger array of questions for the FDA.

Recent news

Oct 09 2014Recent Publications Focus on Continuum of Cancer Care

A DPM researcher discusses her two papers about the Institute of Medicine Report and the Institute’s recommendations on the continuum of cancer care.

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Oct 03 2014Public Health “Emergency”?

In a recent NEJM Perspective, a DPM researcher and others discuss the definition of a public health “emergency” and reasons to be concerned about the overuse of emergency powers.

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Sep 05 2014The Role of Primary Care in Cancer Survivorship Programs

An article by a DPM researcher examines the integration of primary care in survivorship programs and the potential implications of this collaborative approach in both academic and community-based settings.

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