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International Health

Luiz Ordaz
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.

Luis Ocaranza Ordaz, MHS '14
Assistant Director of Evaluation of Health Conditions and Treatment
Ministry of Health
Mexico

Careers in Health Economics

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 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.

Opportunities include

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

Doctoral and Medical Degree Programs: Graduates have also gone on to pursue doctoral degrees 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

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 Health Economics degree program, including