Health Policy

The mission of the Department of Health Policy is to serve as an intellectual and practice-oriented community in the Nation’s capital dedicated to advancing innovative and effective health policy education, research and service to improve public health and health services domestically and globally.  Our Washington, DC location offers unique and exciting opportunities for policy-focused research, practice and experiential learning.  You will find our graduates working in Congressional offices and federal agencies, in advocacy and trade associations, in think tanks, in health care systems, and in local, state and global policy organizations as well.

Department News

Roberts and her teammates were awarded "Best Non-profit Social Venture" for their work to engage Millennials in the policymaking arena.More
Associate Professor Patricia (Polly) Pittman, who has conducted research on hiring practices among foreign-educated nurses, is interviewed on PBS Newshour.More
The board includes Patricia (Polly) Pitman, an associate professor at the Milken Institute SPH, and Jean Johnson, Dean of the GW School of Nursing.More