Health Policy

Through disciplines such as sociology, political science, economics, and history, students in the health policy track study the critical problems facing our health care system. The School partners with agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Social Security Administration, and the Maryland Department of Health to train students to understand the development, present operation, and future of our health care system. Students take courses such as health care finance and service delivery, the politics of health, and health economics.

Faculty advisers:

Nancy Miller

Zoë McLaren

Loren Henderson


PUBL 618 Issues in Health Care Finance and Service Delivery
PUBL 652 Politics of Health
ECON 652 Economics of Health
PUBL 610 Special Topics in Public Policy (as appropriate to the specialization)
PUBL 610 Metrics for Measuring Health Disparities
SOCY 658 Sociology of Mental Health & Illness
SOCY 651 Sociology of Health and Illness Behavior
SOCY 652 Health Care Organization and Delivery
SOCY 698 Neighborhoods and Health Inequalities
GERO 681 Epidemiology of Aging