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University of South Florida
College of Public Health
Department of Health Policy & Management
13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC56
Tampa, FL 33612-3805

Welcome to the Department of
Health Policy & Management

College of Public Health MHA Students

The Department of Health Policy and Management emphasizes excellence in teaching, research, and service for all citizens of Florida and the global community. The educational programs prepare managers, analysts, and researchers for leadership positions in health and related organizations, in public and private sectors.  The commitment to faculty excellence in research and scholarly achievements is directed toward making important contributions to improve management of health agencies and organizations and public policy decisions that advance the health of populations.

John P. Petrila, J.D., LL.M.
Professor and Chair


Dr. Charles Lockwood
Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM 

Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM

The Department is privileged to have Dr. Charles Lockwood, Senior Vice President of USF Health and Dean of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine serve as a jointly appointed Professor within the Department. Dr. Lockwood joined USF in May 2014. He is internationally known for his research in obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he has a Master of Science in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. He was Dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine for 3 years before joining USF and has served as Department Chair at both Yale and New York University. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and has been recognized repeatedly for his work.

Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Dean of Morsani College of Medicine and Professor

Health Policy & Management News

2/8/2016
The College of Public Health is the first college in the nation and at the University of South Florida to use the new cloud-based app, Archivum. Archivum provides students and faculty on-the-go access to current student records, program of study check sheets, change of advisor processes and intake forms for new applications. Faculty will have access to all their student advisee records and request … [read more]
2/4/2016
“The USF College of Public Health (COPH) has always considered our top priority to be the development of our students for careers in the public health profession. The Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam was designed as a way to help professionalize the field of public health so it is no surprise that we were one of the first schools of public health in the nation to require our students to pass … [read more]
2/4/2016
The USF College of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) received the full seven-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) for the master of health administration (MHA) degree program. “We are pleased to receive the maximum seven-year accreditation as it is evidence of our commitment to the high standards estab … [read more]
12/14/2015
“You should be proud of your accomplishments. As of tomorrow you will be among the 26 percent of the U.S. population with a college degree,” said Kay Perrin, assistant dean of the USF College of Public Health, at the undergraduate pinning ceremony. On Friday, Dec. 11, the COPH hosted two celebratory events in honor of its newest graduates. Family, friends, students, faculty and staff gathered for … [read more]