Specializations Data Analytics Specialization Education Policy Specialization Energy & Environmental Policy Specialization Finance & Policy Specialization Gender and Policy Specialization Global Conflict Studies Specialization Health Policy Specialization International Policy & Development Specialization Markets & Regulation Specialization Municipal Finance Specialization Social and Economic Inequality Specialization Survey Research Specialization Certificates Outside Harris Health policy has monumental impact on societies, locally, nationally and around the world. Policymaking in this field must weigh factors ranging from child welfare to employment law, the national economy to breakthroughs in medicine and care. The Harris Health Policy Specialization is designed to provide students with the background, concepts and tools necessary to understand and address pressing health policy problems.Students who complete this specialization will be able to:Understand the economic, human capital and governmental inputs forces that influence the production and consumption of health resourcesArticulate how regulatory bodies affect decisions by individuals, providers and payersAnalyze the efficacy of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, medical savings accounts, medical specialization, pharmaceutical innovations, health maintenance organizations and behavioral nudges.The specialization's menu of electives is designed to allow students to explore the multiple disciplines and fields that speak to domestic and international health challenges, such as the organization and regulation of health care provision, influential international actors such as the Gates Foundation, public finance, behavioral science and program evaluation. In addition, we encourage students pursuing this specialization to participate in events sponsored by the Center for Health and the Social Sciences and the Harris Health Policy Student Association that bring scholars and practitioners to campus.Harris specializations function as areas of specialization within the degree. Specializations assume knowledge of the 6-course Harris Core and build upon that foundation with coursework in specific policy areas or technical skills.Application ProcessThe specialization is open to any University of Chicago graduate student. Harris students please indicate your intent to pursue this specialization using the Harris Specialization Application Form. If you are a non-Harris student and intend to complete the requirements for the Health Policy specialization please submit the Harris Specialization Application for Non-Harris Students to indicate you are pursuing this specialization.For specialization registration questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.Planning for the SpecializationFor information on which quarter(s) each course will be offered see the Harris Courses page and filter by specialization. For courses offered by other divisions the typical quarter(s) offered has been indicated.Specialization RequirementsThe specialization requires completion of three specialization courses. Students must achieve at least a B- grade in each course. No specialization course may be taken on a pass/fail grading basis. Students should complete the formal signup process to indicate their intention to pursue the specialization.Required coursesStudents must complete one of the following courses to fulfill the requirement:PPHA 38300 Health EconomicsSSAD 47522 / PPHA 37520 U.S. Health System and Policy (open to GPHAP students only)Elective coursesStudents must complete two of the following courses to fulfill the requirement:PPHA 37710 Medicaid: Understanding the Public Policy of a Federal-State PartnershipPPHA 37820 Health Care Markets and RegulationPPHA 37910 Race and Ethnic Differences in Health: Epidemiology, Behavior and PolicyPPHA 58400 Policy Analysis and Priority Setting in Health and MedicinePPHA 60000 Policy Lab (with permission of the Specialization Director)BUSN 40205 Healthcare Data AnalyticsBUSN 40206 Healthcare Business AnalyticsBUSN 42300 Global Health and Social PolicyCCTS 42006 / PPHA 42006 Decision Modeling for Health Economic Evaluation (must submit substitution form)HMRT 31400 Health and Human Rights (Winter)LAWS 43346 / PPHA 38030 Health Law and PolicyLAWS 43359: Regulation of Drug, Devices, Biologics, and CosmeticsPBHS 30910 Epidemiology and Population HealthPBHS 31450 Social Inequalities in Health: Race & EthnicityPBHS 33700 Sexual Health: Identity, Behavior and OutcomesPBHS 35100 Health Services Research MethodsPBHS 35500 / PPHA 37720 U.S. Health Policy and PoliticsPBHS 35600 / PPHA 38340 Money, Medicine, and Markets: The Financialization of the US Health SystemPBHS 38010 / PPHA 38290 Economic Analysis of Health PoliciesSOCI 50125 Seminar: Social Inequality SSAD 46622 / PPHA 37302 Key Issues in Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Case Studies Approach (open to GPHAP students only)SSAD 62912 / PPHA 32760 Global Development and Social WelfareSpecialization ContactsKelsey Bogue, Administrative DirectorDavid Meltzer, Specialization DirectorEllen Cohen, Executive Director, Center for Health and the Social SciencesEmail email@example.comProfessorDavid Meltzer David O. Meltzer is currently leading a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation Challenge award to study the effects of improved continuity in doctor patient relationships on the costs and outcomes of care for frequently hospitalized Medicare patients.