Health Systems and Policy Concentration Overview
Health Systems and Policy is an elective concentration of the MPH program for students who will hold analytic and leadership positions in a variety of settings related to health policy or improving the performance of healthcare systems.
Students who complete the concentration will be well grounded in analytic methods, including statistics, epidemiology, policy analysis and economics. They can also acquire a deep understanding of how and where public policy is developed, what forms it takes, who the relevant actors and institutions are, the economic and legal forces that affect and are affected by public policy, and the history of public policy as it has shaped population health and health care markets.
Concentration students may elect to write a traditional thesis, but have the option to substitute a Capstone Project.