PhD in Health Policy Management

To support this research, faculty members have a diverse research funding portfolio that includes grants and contracts from the NIH, AHRQ, SAMHSA, NCAA, CDC, and numerous Indiana state agencies.

You will have access to outside expertise through the department’s longstanding close collaborations with the IU School of Medicine, the Regenstrief Institute, the IU Kelley School of Business, the IU McKinney School of Law, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the Indiana Hospital Association, the Indiana State Department of Health, and top health systems and professional organizations throughout the state and nation.

Justin Blackburn, PhD
Associate Professor and PhD Program Director

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The Health Policy and Management (HPM) department is comprised of a renowned, award-winning and connected faculty. The faculty’s research interests are varied and focused on important local and global health issues, including health information technology, population health, healthcare organizations, health policy and law, health impact assessment, and public health systems and services.

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The PhD in Health Policy & Management focuses on 10 core competencies that serve as a measure of growth and criteria for assessment. 

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PhD students in the HPM department come from diverse backgrounds and have varied research interests. The students’ research interests include health information technology, mental health services, the organization of public health systems, and the impact of health policies and laws.

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Learn what you must complete in order to be admitted to this degree program.

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Our associate director of graduate affairs, Shawne Mathis, is available to meet with you virtually or in-person.

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