The population health management concentration focuses on providing comprehensive, authoritative strategies for improving the health care systems and health policies that affect health care quality, access, delivery, costs, and outcomes, ultimately improving the health of an entire population both nationally and internationally.
Students interested in PHM come from a variety of backgrounds. Many of them have majored in health services, policy, economics, business, or finance in their undergraduate programs, although students from the social and basic sciences, as well as many other fields, often find their way to PHM. Another large group of students has health professional backgrounds. These individuals are either current students of a health profession or they are current employees in public health, need of training and development in health policy, heath economics, and health services research.