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.
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 take on leadership and management roles in health policy and planning, health financing and management, and monitoring and evaluation of health programs. Our graduates contribute to strengthening health systems through the implementation of equitable and cost-effective interventions for improving access, quality, and efficiency of health services for underserved populations.
The PhD program is designed to equip students with the technical skills for carrying out cutting-edge health policy and systems research and preparing them to take leadership positions in global health settings. Through a combination of coursework and research mentoring, graduates will have a robust understanding of diverse methods (both qualitative and quantitative) for health systems research.
Research and Centers
- Center for Humanitarian Health: Pursues new knowledge and disseminates this learning to save lives and reduce human suffering and other consequences of humanitarian emergencies and disasters.
- International Center for Maternal & Newborn Health: Promotes safe delivery and the optimal health of mothers and babies from conception through the most vulnerable weeks of life
- International Vaccine Access Center: Accelerates global access to life-saving vaccines through development and implementation of evidence-based policies
- Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit: Identifies effective solutions to the growing burden of injuries in low- and middle-income populations, influence public policy and practice, and advance the field of injury prevention throughout the world.
Areas of Expertise and Research Highlights
Areas of Expertise
- Global Health Economics
- Global Health Policy
- Implementation Science and Health Systems Research
- Primary Health Care and Community Health
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