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.

DEGREE CORE COURSES

CORE-GP.1011, Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management
CORE-GP.1018, Microeconomics for Public Management, Planning, and Policy Analysis
CORE-GP.1020, Managing Public Service Organizations (MPSO)
CORE-GP.1021, Financial Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations
CORE-GP.1022, Introduction to Public Policy

Recommended courses

The following course is recommended for students without prior health policy and management undergraduate or graduate coursework experience:

HPAM-GP.1830, Introduction to Health Policy and Management

Required Courses

HPAM-GP.2836, Current Issues in Health Policy

PADM-GP.2171, Program Analysis and Evaluation

HPAM-GP.4830, Health Economics: Principles

Students must also complete 10.5 credits in either the Analytics Track or the Advocacy Track:

Analytics

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

Advocacy

PADM-GP.2411, Policy Formation and Policy Analysis
PADM-GP.4137, Strategic Communications

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:

Topics in Health Policy

HPAM-GP.1830, Introduction to Health Policy and Management
HPAM-GP.1831, Global Health Policy and Management
HPAM-GP.4831, Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy
HPAM-GP.4860, Topics in Health Policy: The Affordable Care Act
HPAM-GP.4865, Public Policy and Obesity Research

Analytic Methods

PADM-GP.2172, Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
PADM-GP.2875, Estimating Impacts in Policy Research
PADM-GP.4147, Large Scale Data Analysis I
PADM-GP.4148, Large Scale Data Analysis II

Policy Process and Development

PADM-GP.2109, The Legal Context for Policy and Public Management
PADM-GP.2138, Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy
PADM-GP.2139, Behavioral Economics and Public Policy Design
PADM-GP.2145, Design Thinking: A Creative Approach to Problem Solving and Creating Impact
PADM-GP.2411, Policy Formation and Policy Analysis
URPL-GP.2415, Public Policy and Planning in New York
PADM-GP.2430, Multi-Sector Partnerships: A Comparative Perspective
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
PADM-GP.4116, Participatory Policymaking
PADM-GP.4117, Systems Thinking and Deep Data Literacy
PADM-GP.4341, Data Policy & Innovation

Business/Finance

PADM-GP.2140, Public Economics and Finance
HPAM-GP.2848, The Business of Healthcare
HPAM-GP.4840, Financial Management for Health Care Orgs - I: Financial Management and Budgeting

Management-Related Courses

PADM-GP.2112, Women and Men in the Workplace
PADM-GP.2170, Performance Measurement and Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Care Organizations
PADM-GP.2173, Operations Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Contexts
HPAM-GP.2825, Continuous Quality Improvement
PADM-GP.4111, Managing Service Delivery
PADM-GP.4137, Strategic Communications
HPAM-GP.4822, Healthcare Information Technology: Public Policy and Management
HPAM-GP.4833, Health Care Management I: Control and Organizational Design
HPAM-GP.4835, Principles of Human Resources Management for Health Care Organizations
HPAM-GP.4844, Realities of Academic Medical Centers I
HPAM-GP.4845, Realities of Academic Medical Centers II
HPAM-GP.4852, Ethical Issues in Healthcare Management
HPAM-GP.4853, Healthcare Law and Ethics

Topics in Global/International/Comparative Policy

HPAM-GP.1831, Global Health Policy and Management
PADM-GP.2201, Institutions, Governance, and International Development
PADM-GP.2202, Politics of International Development
PADM-GP.2203, International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities
URPL-GP.2613, Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP.2665, Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries
HPAM-GP.2852, Comparative Analysis of Health Systems
HPAM-GP.2867, Health Systems and Reform: Comparative International Perspectives