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Health Policy and Management

Public Health Informatics Track

The focus of the Public Health Informatics Track is to offer training in methods and concepts of health informatics for application to public health and population health management.

The track curriculum is designed for public health professionals or population health managers who wish to develop an area of expertise or specialization in this emerging field. The track's curriculum is based on the wider DrPH curriculum in Health Policy and Management, but also includes a variety of specialized courses in Core Informatics, Database Methods, Biosurveillance, IT Project Management, Human Factors, Privacy and Security, and other areas.   This track targets those who have Master's level training related to public health, informatics, computer sciences, or healthcare management.


The competencies for the track in Public Health Informatics are met through required and elective coursework, independent research, and the process of writing a dissertation.  Upon successful completion, students will have mastered the school-wide, department and track competencies:

Foundational (School-wide) Program Competencies:

Track Competencies


Required Non-credit Courses

Required Foundational Courses

Required Data Analysis

Choose at least 4 credits from the following:

Required Health Policy & Management Concentration Prerequisites

Required Public Health Informatics Track Courses

Sample Dissertation Titles

Selected titles of dissertations from graduates of the HPM DrPH concentration are below.