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Combined Degree Program with UMB School of Medicine

Posted on October 21, 2008 2:42 PM |Permalink

The Department of Public Policy has two joint degrees with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Medicine, the MD/MPP and the MD/Ph.D. in Public Policy. These joint degrees provide opportunities for students at the UMB School of Medicine to expand their knowledge and skills into the field of public policy. For more information, contact Sally Helms, UMBC Administrator of Academic Affairs (helms@umbc.edu; 410-455-3202).

Students, faculty win APHA Honorable Mention

Posted on December 23, 2011 10:07 AM |Permalink

Public Policy faculty Dr. Nancy Miller and Dr. Adele Kirk, along with Dr. Michael Kaiser (Ph.D., 2010) and Ph.D. student Lucas Glos, received honorable mention for their paper, "Potential and realized access among middle-aged and older adults with disabilities," presented at the 2011 American Public Health Association annual meeting.

John Olszewski named to "20 in Their Twenties" list

Posted on April 17, 2012 10:28 AM |Permalink

Public Policy Ph.D. student John Olszewski has been named one of the Daily Record's "20 in Their Twenties." The list honors Maryland’s up-and–comers who are successful by or before the age of 30 based on their professional accomplishments, civic involvement and impact of achievement. John is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 6 in Baltimore County. He also leads the 21-member Baltimore County Delegation in the House of Delegates as its Chairman—the youngest ever to be elected to that position.

Stephen S. Johnston receives Judith A. Shinogle Memorial Award

Posted on June 25, 2013 3:00 PM |Permalink

The UMBC Department of Public Policy is pleased to announce that the inaugural recipient of the Judith A. Shinogle Memorial Award is Stephen S. Johnston, an outstanding Ph.D. student in health policy currently conducting research for his dissertation. Stephen will receive $1,500 to provide support for his scholarly advancement.

Stephen received his M.A. in Economic Policy Analysis from UMBC, where he was selected by the Economics Department as the Outstanding Graduating Student in 2007. His research interests include economics of health-related behaviors, pharmaco-economics, and mental health economics. Stephen is employed full time as a Senior Research Leader at Truven Health Analytics, assisting pharmaceutical clients with conducting retrospective observational research studies. He has co-authored a number of scholarly articles on pharmaco-economics, as well as other areas of health policy and economics.

The family of Judith Shinogle established the Memorial Fund in her memory following her untimely death in 2012 in order to provide support for Ph.D. students committed to health policy research. Dr. Shinogle had a distinguished and productive career as a health policy analyst and health outcomes researcher. She received a Ph.D. in Public Health Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Master’s in Health Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health. She had held positions as an assistant professor at the University of Maryland College Park and the University of South Carolina, an economist with RTI International, and a NCHS/AcademyHealth Policy Fellow. At the time of her death, she was a Senior Research Scientist with the UMBC Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research.

Donations to the Judith A. Shinogle Memorial Fund can be sent to UMBC, 8th Floor Administration, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 (make checks payable to the UMBC Foundation), or online at umbc.edu/giving.

We are still accepting applications for the MPP

Posted on April 3, 2014 10:47 AM |Permalink

Thinking about applying for the MPP? Even though the official deadline has passed, the department is still accepting applications for the MPP for Fall 2014. There are also some limited funding opportunities available for full-time MPP students. For more information, contact Sally Helms (helms@umbc.edu).