Careers in Health Economics
Samantha Clark, MHS '13
Health Economist, International Vaccine Access Center -- The skills I learned and connections I made during this 9-month program led to my position with an internationally recognized research team. We perform complex economic modeling with high-impact results that have helped secure financing for public health programs in countries across the globe.
Carolina Cardona, MHS '16
Doctoral student, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, JHSPH -- I gained the foundations for my doctoral studies in health economics, from microeconomic theories to econometrics and statistical methods.
Stephanie Wels, MHS '14
Analyst, Healthcare Value Analytics, McKinsey & Company, New York, NY --
From economic modeling to policy analysis, I am confident that the skills I have gained throughout the year will stay with me throughout my life. The MHS in Health Economics here at Hopkins is by far the best thing I could have done to start my career.
Luis Ordaz, MHS '14
Asst. Director of Evaluation of Health Conditions & Treatment, Ministry of Health, Mexico --As an international student interested in health systems financing and improvement, this program has given me the economic tools I need to work in my home country or for a multilateral agency focused on Latin America.
Data Analyst, International Vaccine Access Center -- The faculty stay informed of the cutting-edge methods and technologies in the field. Being exposed to these concepts in their classes helped me immediately contribute in my new position.
Rantimi Oluwasegun MHS '15
Doctoral student, International Health, Health Systems Program -- The program taught me to conduct and interpret economic analysis to help make better health policies. I also gained the foundation for my doctoral studies in health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries.
Health Economists are in high demand around the globe. Solving pressing problems in low- and middle-income countries as well as within the US require solid skills. Graduates of the MHS in Global Health Economics Program will be well placed for a range of opportunities in the public and private sectors. Graduates can use the degree for entry into international agencies, academic research institutions and private corporations.
Graduates of this program go on to conduct international work in health economics, both in low- and middle-income countries and developed nations.
International Agencies: World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank, United Nations Children Fund, InterAmerican Development Bank, Pan American Health Organization, USAID and the Food and Agricultural Organization
Government: Domestic and international government-related organizations, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), The Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Consulting, Health Care, and Industry: Consulting firms, contract research organizations, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, health insurers and managed care organizations such as Healthcare Value Analytics and McKinsey & Company
Medical and Doctoral Degree Programs: Graduates go on to pursue MDs and PhDs at Johns Hopkins University and other esteemed academic institutions.
Academic and Research Institutions: University of York’s Centre for Health Economics, University of Washington in Seattle, University of Michigan School of Medicine, University of Ohio, Johns Hopkins University
Many of the research centers based in the Department of International Health, for example, offer opportunities for both students and graduates of the MHS in Global Health Economics degree program, including