Courses Taught by HCP Faculty

Since every physician needs to know about the health care delivery system, the integrated curriculum at Harvard Medical School requires that students learn about the ins and outs of health care policy as part of their medical training. HCP's Essentials of the Profession is a first-year required course at HMS. In addition to this course, we have recently begun co-sponsoring a course entitled “The Physician as a Leader” for students in other years.

As part of our teaching mission, several HCP faculty members offer courses in health care policy to undergraduates at Harvard. These classes expose students to the basics in the field and set the stage for further study in a broad range of areas, including economics, statistics, and premed studies. HCP faculty also participate in courses at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School.

 

Courses for Medical Students

Essentials of the Profession: Evidence, Ethics, Policy and Social Medicine
David Grabowski, Ateev Mehrotra, Bruce Landon, Anupam B. Jena

 

Courses for Doctoral and Graduate Students

Core Course in Health Policy I

Cross-listed in Kennedy School, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Harvard Chan School

Joseph P. Newhouse, Alan M. Zaslavsky, and Richard Frank

 

Core Course in Health Policy II

Cross-listed in Kennedy School, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Harvard Chan School

Joseph P. Newhouse, Alan M. Zaslavsky, and Richard Frank

 

Seminar in Heath Policy I and II

Harvard Chan School

Joseph P. Newhouse

 

Seminar in Heath Policy II

Harvard Chan School

Joseph P. Newhouse

 

Research in Health Economics
Cross-listed in Kennedy School and Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Joseph P. Newhouse

 

Graduate Reading Course: Mental Health Policy

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Thomas G. McGuire, Haiden Huskamp, Colleen Yout

 

Graduate Reading Course: Evaluative Science and Statistics

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Mary Beth Landrum, J. Michael McWilliams

 

Spring Policy Exercise

Harvard Kennedy School

Sheila Burke, Richard Frank

 

Introduction to U.S. Health Care Policy

Harvard Kennedy School

Sheila Burke, Richard Frank

 

Research Seminar in Health Policy

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Laura Hatfield and Anupam B. Jena

 

Econometric Methods for Applied Research II

Cross-listed in Kennedy School and Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Timothy Layton

 

Courses for Undergraduate Students

Economics of Health Policy

Cross-listed in Kennedy School, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Harvard Chan School
Joseph P. Newhouse

 

The Quality of Health Care in America

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Ashish Jha, Anupam B. Jena, Christy Colburn and Deborah Whitney

 

America's $3 Trillion Challenge: Health Care Access and Productivity in the Health Reform Era

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Alan M. Garber

 

United States Health Policy

Harvard Chan School

John McDonough, Haiden Huskamp