Our program works to design systems and implement equitable and cost-effective strategies for delivering health care and health promotion interventions to disadvantaged and underserved communities in the U.S. and abroad.
The Health Systems' mandate is carried out through research, service, and training with and for the populations being served. Priority is given to populations stressed by economic, social, and political instability, many of which have also been displaced by conflict or natural disasters.
Our principal goal is to improve the capacity of communities to deliver the best possible preventive and curative care to their respective members. To accomplish this goal, our multidisciplinary faculty work in partnership with local governments and community leaders, ministries of health, community-based health and human service agencies, universities, and research institutes.
Gilbert Burnham, MD, PhD, MSc, a professor emeritus in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, received the Carl Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Public Health Association’s International Health section.
The MHS in Global Health Economics is a nine-month program that provides students with the skills necessary to use economic tools in the promotion of healthy lifestyles and positive health outcomes. Students will learn how to develop health systems that promote equitable access to care, using applied health cases from around the world.
The Health Systems MSPH program prepares students to become leaders in health policy planning, management, financing, and evaluation while implementing equitable interventions.
The Health Systems PhD program equips students to become leaders in global health, conduct cutting-edge research, and design equitable health systems for underserved communities.