Health Law, Policy & Management

As a national leader in training health care policymakers and managers, the Department of Health Law, Policy & Management (HLPM) helps students develop the expertise and tools they’ll need to meet the challenges facing today’s health care system. We offer rigorous, competency-based educational programs that feature an exceptional, multidisciplinary faculty that specializes in engaging teaching methods and active learning.

HLPM faculty members focus on the health care, health systems, and health policy that relate to marginalized populations. We direct a wide variety of innovative research projects including analyzing current Medicare and Medicaid outcomes; drug policy and regulation; innovative care delivery models (e.g., ACOs); hospital strategy, operations, and quality (e.g., hospital readmissions); community-based behavioral, substance use, HIV, and mental health care delivery; and evaluation of state and federal health law and policy by the country’s largest concentration of health law faculty. Our faculty have decades of experience in health care industry research, disease-specific research, policy-making and management, and program evaluation.

HLPM faculty members are widely published experts in health law, national health policy, health services related to addiction, mental health and HIV, health economics, implementation science, bioethics, human rights, disability policy, and a broad array of topics related to the Veterans Administration health system. We address real-world problems by serving as members of city, state, national, and international committees and task forces.

Academic Programs

Faculty and staff in the Department of Health Law, Policy & Management participate in interdisciplinary master’s and doctoral degrees, and offer the Master of Science (MS) in Health Services and Systems Research and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Services Research.