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Department of Health Policy and Management

Health Policy & Management: In Conversation with the Yale School of Public Health Department Chair

"Spending on health care in the United States is 19% of GDP," says Jason Hockenberry, Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health. "It is the largest industry by far. Studying health care management and being involved in trying to improve the delivery of health care in the U.S. is both a noble and a practical endeavor."

In this video, Hockenberry discusses the work and impact of the Health Policy and Management Department, including providing legislative research support to Connecticut's legislature, and improving policies around Medicaid, billing for hospital care, delivery of mental health and substance use services, tobacco and electronic cigarettes, and vaccines and other COVID-19 prevention measures.

"If we’re talking about real-world impact, we have faculty that are doing work that’s changing lives day by day," he says.

Our Research

Research in Health Policy and Management is key to advancement of the health of the public. The impact of our research on evidence-based policy making related to the delivery of health care and improving public health has been felt in government, not-for-profit, for-profit and research organizations across the country and around the world.

Practice-based research and initiatives

Through the Global Health Leadership Institute, YSPH collaborates worldwide to address the quality and management of healthcare, including the Yale Health and Social Care Strategic Leadership Programme with the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, the Yale Hospital Management and Leadership Program in China and Project Last Mile in South Africa.

Research Themes