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Department of Health Policy and Management

Our Department's Mission

The Department of Health Policy and Management is dedicated to eliminating disparities in health and health care, to improving the delivery, management, and financing of care, and to improving public policy. We approach these topics using a diverse methodological toolkit and an interdisciplinary perspective. Our faculty represent complementary disciplines including health services research, health care management, economics, and social epidemiology.

Our faculty trains students for careers in research, program implementation, and organizational leadership. Students obtain skills and expertise through course work, applied experiences, and individual mentoring.

The department’s partnerships and its location in Maryland, a national leader in health care reform, and its close proximity to Washington, DC provide unrivaled opportunities to engage with decision-making organizations at the forefront of health policy.

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I wanted an experience that would bring me closer to my local community and invest in me as a leader. I found all these things at the University of Maryland.

Our Degree Programs

Master of Public Health, Health Care Management

The MPH in Healthcare Management provides students with a strong understanding of health service delivery systems and management

Master of Health Administration (Online)

The MHA Online provides students a strong understanding in health care management and health service delivery systems in two years (full-time) or three years (part-time)

Master of Public Health, Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation

The MPH in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation trains students, from a research or practice standpoint, to analyze and evaluate the development of health policy.

Master of Public Health, Health Equity

The MPH in Health Equity trains students, from a research or practice standpoint, to recognize, describe, and eliminate health disparities

Master of Public Health, Public Health Practice and Policy (online)

The MPH in Public Health Practice and Policy provides working professionals with the skills to assume leadership roles in addressing public health policy and practice in two years (full-time) or three years (part-time)

PhD, Health Services Research

The PhD program provides interdisciplinary training in research, practice and policy analysis relevant to the planning, administration, management and evaluation of health and public health programs.

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Connect With Us

Get in Touch With Our Graduate Program Directors

Neil Sehgal, PhD
Assistant Professor & Program Director  
Department of Health Policy and Management 
sehgal@umd.edu
(301) 405-2469 

Melvin Seale, DHSc
Director of Graduate Studies 
mseale@umd.edu

Michel Boudreaux, PhD 
Associate Professor & Program Director 
Department of Health Policy and Management
mhb@umd.edu 
(301) 405-6118 

Melvin Seale, DHSc
Director of Graduate Studies 
mseale@umd.edu

Kellee White, PhD 
Associate Professor & Program Director  
Department of Health Policy and Management
kwhite20@umd.edu 

Melvin Seale, DHSc
Director of Graduate Studies 
mseale@umd.edu

 

Michel Boudreaux, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
mhb@umd.edu
(301) 405-2470

Negin Fouladi, PhD, MPH, MS
Fouladi@umd.edu
(301) 405-6122

Negin Fouladi, PhD, MPH, MS
Fouladi@umd.edu
(301) 405-6122

Plan a Visit!

Dept. of Health Policy and Management
SPH Building, 4200 Valley Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2611

Contact: Dr. Melvin Seale
Email: mseale@umd.edu

Find directions and parking information on the SPH visitor page.