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.


TreeScan public release

The TreeScan analysis software has now been publicly released. TreeScan is data mining software which is used for the detection and evaluation of drug and vaccine adverse reactions. This first public version of the software includes powerful statistical modeling additions. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. It can be downloaded at www.treescan.org and is easy to install on your computer.

Recent news

Nov 21 2014Study Finds Chronic Disease Outcomes Unchanged After Health Reform

DPM researchers and colleagues have found that patients with chronic disease experienced little improvement in their health status following Massachusetts health reform. 

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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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