Careers & Alumni

The Department of Health Policy and Management educates professionals who are well prepared to enter exciting and influential careers in this broad and dynamic field.   Our graduates springboard from their degree programs to important jobs in a number of different organizations, including:   health care delivery systems; the legislative and executive branches of state and federal government; health insurance plans; trade associations; non-profit organizations; drug and device manufacturers; think tanks; foundations; and private sector consulting firms.  Our doctoral students also get placed in academic institutions as faculty and research scientists.

To prepare our students for employment, the department offers a variety of assistance and tools for career development, including professional development workshops, an up-to-date database of full-time, part-time and internship positions in the field, career panels, student association outreach, personalized career counseling, resume and interview seminars, and a culminating experience course that includes practice-based assignments and presentations.

Some examples of positions of recent MPH/MS graduates include:
  • Health Insurance Specialist, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Research Associate, Mathematica Policy Research
  • Senior Analyst, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
  • Health Policy Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, LLP
  • Health Legislative Aide, Office of US Senator
  • Senior Policy Manager for Medicaid and FEHBP, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Research Associate, The Brookings Institution
  • Policy Analyst for Workforce Development, National Governors Association
  • Policy Analyst, AIDS United
  • Policy Analyst, PolicyLink
  • Management Associate, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Manager, KYNE Partnerships in Health
Some examples of positions of recent MHA graduates include:
  • Director of Neuroscience Services, Hartford Hospital, Hartford CT
  • Project Manager, Clinical Improvement Programs, San Francisco Health Plan
  • Department Administrator, Family Medicine, MedStar Georgetown Hospital
  • Project Manager, Executive Administration, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH
  • Practice Manager, LifeBridge Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Staff Assistant, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC
  • Executive Strategy Consultant, Colorado Permanente Group
  • Practice Manager, Boston Medical Center, Boston MA
  • Senior Project Lead, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore MD
  • Regional Manager, Neuroscience Program, Sutter Health, Sacramento CA
  • Clinical Business Development, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston Salem NC
  • Director of Operations Support, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia PA
  • Program Manager, Fetal Medicine Institute at Children’s National Health System, Washington DC

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