Health Policy explores the advancement and implementation of health law, regulations, or voluntary practices that influence systems development, organizational change, and individual behavior to promote improvements in health.
The Master of Science (MS) degree builds upon the foundational concepts presented in the Graduate Certificate, and prepares graduates to be health policy leaders who possess advanced analytic and advocacy skills for problem identification and actionable policy solutions and implementation.
Our program offers options for students to focus on health policy principles in the U.S. or in different environments around the world.
Learn more about the program here.
Submissions from 2021
Addressing the Racial Disparity in Maternal Mortality: A Policy Analysis, Madeleine Borowski
Submissions from 2017
What Bundled Payment Structure Should Physical Therapists Support for Patients After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty?, Beth Colborn, DPT
Consumer Cost Transparency Initiatives in Pennsylvania, Jillian Shank
Submissions from 2016
Exploring Policy Options for Increasing Charity/Uncompensated Care Funding while Potentially Reducing Inappropriate Firearm Usage, Aaron Sniderman
Submissions from 2015
Gender-based Policies to Reduce Hospitalization in Schizophrenia, Michael Durkin
Incarceration Rates and Birth Outcomes in U.S. Counties: Policy Implications, Joe Hulihan, MD
Type 2 Diabetes Rates and Environmental and Socioeconomic Characteristics Among Philadelphia Commercial and Medicare Payer Populations: Analysis and Policy Considerations, Jill Hutt
Do Current Medicaid Policies Impact Continued Innovation? An Examination of the Value Based Model Experiment, Marcia G. James
Spending International Comparison of Healthcare Systems: A Global Analysis of Components of Healthcare, Alexander Keenan
The Predictors of Incarceration among Individuals Suffering From Mental Illness, Jeremy Mann
Mental Health Policy and Immigrant Elderly: The South Asian Experience, Nawaz H. Merchant
Identifying Policy Issues Surrounding Medical Device Globalization The Japanese Market: A case study of issues and their resolution potential, Stephen Snider
Ensuring Supportive Care for Patients With Advanced Illness: Public Policy and the Impact on Family Caregivers, Mark T. Wolfe
Submissions from 2014
Improving Quality of Mental Health Care: An Evaluation of Process and Outcome Measures in Patients Diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Carmela J. Benson
Policy Recommendations for Nationwide Pharmacy Exchange, Dominique Comer, PharmD
Medication Adherence in Oncology: The Role of Oral Anti-Cancer Drugs and Copayments, Tracy Ely
Submissions from 2013
Medicaid and State Response to Federal Health Reform: What Lessons Can Be Learned from Oregon's Innovative State Model?, Carolyn Miller, MA
Radiation Oncology Utilization in the IMRT Era, Xinglei Shen, MD
Submissions from 2011
Assessing Quality Improvement Infrastructure in the Formation of Accountable Care Organizations: A Regional Policy Analysis for the Pharmaceutical Industry, Nathan Carr-Whealy