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.
OPP Director to join U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Matthew Gillman, MD, SM, Professor and Director of the Obesity Prevention Program, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The Task Force is an independent panel of non-Federal national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that conducts scientific reviews of and develops recommendations for preventive health care services.
Feb 21 2014Access to Affordable Medicines after Health Reform in China
DPRG faculty examined the effects of the National Essential Medicines Policy (NEMP) in China, a systematic plan initiated by the Chinese government in 2009 to improve medicine inequities.Read More
Feb 14 2014Confounding Adjustment Methods in Asthma Medication Studies
In this methods paper, investigators compare statistical techniques developed to control for potential data confounders.Read More
Feb 03 2014No Clinical Effects Seen with Changes in CABG Payment Policy
Though changes in coding practices occurred, a recent study shows a CMS policy update did not impact actual infection rates following CABG surgeries.Read More