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Johns Hopkins University
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Master of Health SciencesGlobal Health Economics3/8/2018
Global Health Economics Program Description
Health Economics is an applied field of study that allows for the systematic and rigorous examination of the problems faced in promoting health for all. The M.H.S. in Global Health Economics is a program that integrates health economic principals to address global issues such as globalization, global health programs, sustainable development, environmental degradation and climate change, migration, displaced persons, diseases prevalent in low and middle-income countries, epidemics, vaccine access, injuries, emerging diseases and risk factors such as obesity and smoking. <br> <br>The MHS program will provide an opportunity for graduate students to apply health cases from around the world, conduct economic evaluations of health programs and evaluate the impact of social problems on the health of a community or population. Students will gain a solid understanding of how to influence behavior through the use of economic incentives. This degree is designed for full-time students interested in a graduate-level degree that will equip them to solve pressing public health problems in low- and middle-income countries as well as within the United States. Graduates of the MHS in Global Health Economics will be well placed for a range of opportunities in the public and private sectors, such as governments, international agencies like the World Bank of the World Health Organization, academic research institutions and private corporations. <br>