Michael Harvey

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Program Director
Health Services Administration and Policy

Ritter Annex 539
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Michael Harvey, DrPH, is an assistant professor of instruction at Temple University in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy (HSAP). He is also director of the PhD and MPH Health Policy and Management programs that are housed within HSAP. He completed his Doctor of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, Master of Public Health at the University of Pennsylvania, and bachelor’s degree at Temple University.

Dr. Harvey has taught courses in global health, comparative health care systems, the U.S. healthcare system, and U.S. health reform efforts—in addition to courses in social and behavioral health theory and the social determinants of health. He is also involved in efforts to develop curricula in ‘structural competency’—or the trained ability to recognize and respond to disease and its unequal distribution as the outcome of social structures (e.g. inequitable policies, institutions, and systems)—for health care providers.

Dr. Harvey’s research interests focus broadly on public health education, social theories of health inequality, the political economy of health, health care systems, and global health. He oversees an ongoing research project exploring health care utilization among indigenous Guatemalan populations in both rural Guatemala and the U.S.

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  • DrPH, University of California, Berkeley
  • MPH, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, English, Temple University