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.


August 10, 2016

Save the Date

You are invited to attend the Institute’s 2016 Thomas S. Inui, MD Lecture at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 20.  This year’s speaker, William Tierney, MD will speak on “Designing a New Department of Population Health at the Dell Medical School”.  

June 7, 2016

Many 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.

April 22, 2016

JAMA Medical News & Perspectives highlights the FDA Sentinel Initiative

A new Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article highlights the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Sentinel Initiative.


Our teaching programs leverage the Department's unique strengths to train medical students, residents, and health services researchers to improve the health of populations through clinical care, research, and delivery system and health policy leadership. All training experiences are informed by the health system and population perspectives of DPM and all faculty members teach in some capacity.