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International Health

Core Competencies

The major components of the master's in Global Health Economics include:

  • Nine months of academic coursework building strengths in economics, econometrics, biostatistics, and epidemiology
  • Written comprehensive exam
  • Specialty elective courses in international health
  • Completion of a scholarly paper that integrates material from multiple courses applying health economics, globalization and health, econometrics, economic evaluation or other research techniques to a topic of interest

Students who complete the MHS in Global Health Economics will be able to

  1. Describe how economics is combined effectively with other public health sciences including biostatistics, epidemiology, and disease modeling in the conduct of cost-effectiveness studies and other types of economic studies
  2. Evaluate and apply methods of health economics and health evaluation in global health research
  3. Explain the appropriate role of cost-effectiveness analysis and economic reasoning in the policy-making process for health care in low- and middle-income countries and on global health issues crossing national boundaries
  4. Use economic theory and economic modeling to interpret, analyze, and evaluate health policy in the context of low- and middle-income countries
  5. Apply economic theory to balance the tradeoff between equity and efficiency for health policy recommendations
  6. Conduct, analyze, and interpret the results of economic evaluations related to new health interventions, health systems, health services, or health programs in low- and middle-income countries and global programs
  7. Assess the conduct of econometric analyses of changes related to policy and to perform data management and statistical tasks related to econometric analyses in low-resource environments
  8. Evaluate the health status and demographic profile of low- and middle-income countries’ populations, including incidence and prevalence of disease morbidity and mortality and life expectancy
  9. Produce written reports of research and/or programmatic findings and communicate them via oral presentations, posters, briefs, peer-reviewed articles, or other official documents intended for public health professionals and/or policy makers