Health Policy Analysis Specialization
The Health Policy Analysis specialization prepares you to develop and evaluate strategies to improve the efficiency of the healthcare delivery system.
As a policy analyst, you may work in a government agency responsible for regulating and financing health services, or for an organization that provides healthcare services, a nonprofit service organization, a professional association, or a foundation. You might be responsible for developing and analyzing data to support policies, assessing new healthcare initiatives using cost-benefit analysis, evaluating programs, analyzing implementation, and developing formal health plans to anticipate future needs for healthcare resources.
This specialization will teach you to develop policy analysis skills, including evaluation design, descriptive and multivariate statistics, program implementation analysis, policy formation assessment, and cost-benefit analysis.
The following course is recommended for students without prior health policy and management undergraduate or graduate coursework experience:
HPAM-GP.2836, Current Issues in Health Policy
PADM-GP.2171, Program Analysis and Evaluation
HPAM-GP.4830, Health Economics: Principles
DEGREE CORE COURSES
Students must also complete 10.5 credits in either the Analytics Track or the Advocacy Track:
PADM-GP.2875, Estimating Impacts in Policy Research
PADM-GP.2902, Multiple Regression and Intro to Econometrics
HPAM-GP.4831, Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy
Students in the Analytics Track must also complete 3 credits from one of the following areas:
Students in the Advocacy Track must also complete 6 credits from one of the following areas: