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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

“I’m really looking forward to learning as much as possible,” said Cauchavius Watts, an USF College of Public Health student pursuing a MHA in health administration and a MPH in health policy and programs. Watts was recently awarded an internship from Robert Wood Johnson University Health (RWJUH) in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This internship is a nationwide program; approximately 40 students were … [read more]
“It’s been a classic medical school question, does this person have appendicitis or not?” said Dr. Sean Gregory, USF College of Public Health assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Gregory recently had an article, “Cost-Effectiveness of Integrating a Clinical Decision Rule and Staged Imaging Protocol for Diagnosis of Appendicitis”, published in the January 2016 issu … [read more]
This story originally published on July 15, 2015 in observance of the COPH’s 30th anniversary celebration.   “USF was chosen as the place for Florida’s College of Public Health,” Dr. Peter Levin wrote in 1984, “because of the broad base of knowledge found in the many colleges of the University and the unique Tampa location.” Levin, the college’s first dean, expounded further, noting th … [read more]
In the time since he’s left USF, College of Public Health alumnus Dr. Richard Hartman has been on the move. From left, Betty Otter-Nickerson, Hartman, and USF Systems President Judy Genshaft at the Fast 56 Awards Ceremony on April 29. At the time of the presentation, Otter-Nickerson was chair of the Alumni Association. (Photo courtesy of USF Alumni Association) As one of his most recent accomplish … [read more]