Population Health (PopH) is an academic and professional field that draws upon diverse disciplines to create a new paradigm for health improvement that engages all key stakeholders that impact the delivery of health services. Health systems in the U.S. and around the world are shifting from volume to value.
The Master of Science (MS) degree builds upon the foundational concepts presented in the Graduate Certificate and focuses on the advanced applications of population health science and management. This option contains 10 online courses and a capstone project, which is specifically designed to enhance the student’s career trajectory. This option can be completed in two years.
The three track options allow students to focus their studies on the science of population health improvement or the population health management strategies used in healthcare. All tracks teach skills to lead value-based population health-focused enterprise-level change across a variety of healthcare organizations and systems.
Learn more about the program here.
Submissions from 2021
Improving Access to Primary Care for Adults Who Identify as a Sexual or Gender Minority, Emily Shadle, RN, BSN
Submissions from 2020
Right-Sizing Primary Care Panels: A Workload Adjustment Approach, Bracken Babula, MD and M. Kaminski, MD, MBA
Telehealth-Barriers to Overcome Before Going Live: How a Pandemic May Help., Colleen I. Baum, MD, MMM, FAAPL and Mitchell Kaminski, MD, MBA
The Impact Of An Addiction Medicine Consult Service On “Against Medical Advice” Discharges, Krisanna Deppen and Mitch Kaminski, MD, MBA
Virtual Healthcare; Its Potential and its Challenges for Population Health Management. A Systematic Search and Narrative Summary, I. N. Hamilton, Jr and M. Kobernick
Improving Care for the Population with Heart Failure: A Study of a Patient Education Quality Improvement, and Proposal for Next Steps in Program Development, S. Hartman, S. W. Keith, and M. Kaminski
Embedded vs Remove Care Management Delivery Models and Their Impact on Achieving the Quadruple Aim, Debra McGill, BS-RN and Mitch Kaminski, MD, MBA
Creating Community Gadflies in Population Health Promotion: Illuminating the Value of Learning About the Medical Services Payment System, Sharon Moon, JD and Mitch Kaminski, MD, MBA
Exploring the Social Determinants of Health and Hypertension Control in Three Diverse Montana Practices., Laura Shelton, MD, CPE and Mitch Kaminski, MD, MBA
The Role of Specialists in Value-Based Care, J. R. Steinmetz and M. Kaminski
Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care Pediatrics: A Pilot Utilizing a Collaborative Care Model, Lynette M. Wachholz, MN, ARNP, CPHQ and Mitch Kaminski, MD, MBA
The Light at the End of the Tunnel was an Oncoming Train: A Community Hospital's Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, S. Williams and M. Kaminski
Disparities in Breast Cancer Screening, Treatment, and Outcomes: A Crisis in Need of Action, A. Willis and M. Kaminski
Submissions from 2019
The Real World Realities of the EMR and Social Determinants of Health, Adam S. Mariano, Esq. and Mitchell Kaminski, MD, MBA
Digital Clinical Trials: A Multi-Stakeholder Analysis of the Challenges and Opportunities, Janice Nissen and Mitchell Kaminski, MD, MBA
Submissions from 2016
The Population Health Template: A Roadmap for Successful Health Improvement Initiatives, Michael Kobernick, MD, MS-HSA