Teaching

GHHP 99: Research in Global Health and Health Policy

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Global health and health policy are interdisciplinary fields that apply the theories and methods of statistics, sociology, political science, economics, management, decision science, and philosophy to the study of population health and health care. Research from these fields influences policymaking in a variety of settings. For example, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) drew upon health policy research to develop programs for improving access and quality of care in the United States. Similarly, global health research guides international institutions, such as the World...

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SUP 575: Political Analysis and Strategy for US Health Policy

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Health policymaking in the U.S. has a strong political dimension. This course offers analytical insights into understanding U.S. health policymaking and developing political strategies that influence health policy outcomes. The course provides both the theoretical basis and strategic skills for those in future leadership roles to influence the health policy process. Major topics to be covered include analyzing how health policy is shaped by interest groups, media, public opinion, legislative lobbying, elections, coalition building, policy legacies, institutions, and the politics of...

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17.315: Introduction to Health Policy (MIT)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018

Analyzes the health policy problems facing America including adequate access to care, the control of health care costs, and the encouragement of medical advances. Considers market and regulatory alternatives as well as international models including Canadian, Swedish, British, and German arrangements. Emphasis on historical development, interest group behavior, public opinion, and organizational influences in shaping and implementing policy.

Faculty: Andrea Campbell

HCM 710: Leadership and Innovation in Health Care Organizations

Semester: 

N/A

Offered: 

2017

The Institute of Medicine’s goal of health care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, efficient, timely, and equitable won’t be accomplished primarily through policy reform. Health care organizations individually and collectively must learn to innovate, change, and improve continuously. Health care organizations are made up of individuals, groups, and teams their customers, suppliers, and employees who make each organization unique. Successfully leading as a manager in this context requires understanding and applying knowledge about how people and groups act in organizations. People...

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DRPH200: Qualitative Methods

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

This course will provide an introduction to applied qualitative methods in health research. It is aimed at those with an interest in health and healthcare research who have little or no experience of using qualitative research methods. The course is designed to introduce students to fundamental questions, principles and skills relevant to the design, conduct and evaluation of qualitative research. Throughout, the emphasis will be on gaining and reflecting on practical experience of designing qualitative research projects and using core qualitative methods. We begin by considering the...

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GHHP 50: Quality of Health Care in America

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2016

Offers information and experiences regarding most important issues and challenges in health care quality. Overview of the dimensions of quality of care, including outcomes, overuse, underuse, variation in practice patterns, errors and threats to patient safety, service flaws, and forms of waste. Each session focuses on one specific issue, exploring patterns of performance, data sources, costs, causes, and remedies. Explores desirable properties of health care systems that perform at high levels in many dimensions of quality. TF Spring 2016, Head TF Spring 2017.

Faculty: Ashish...

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