Degrees Offered

Master of Public Health - Health Policy

The goal of the program in the Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) is to develop outstanding decision makers, critical thinkers, and future leaders in both the public and private sectors of the health system.

Master of Public Health - Health Care Management

The Health Care Management Program (HCM) is a two-year program within the Department of Health Policy and Management leading to an M.P.H. degree. The HCM curriculum is unique in that it combines courses at the Yale School of Management with courses at the School of Public Health.

Doctor of Philosophy

The doctoral program in Health Policy and Management is an interdisciplinary program designed to develop scholars with both conceptual and methodological expertise to conduct independent and important research in a wide variety of health policy and management issues.

Students Share Their Internship Experiences

Geneva, Switzerland

World Health Organization Headquarters, Geneva

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Geneva, Switzerland

WHO main building was decorated with flags of 194 Member States during the World Health Assembly.

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Geneva, Switzerland

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. Some 3500 delegates from WHO’s 194 Member States – including a large proportion of the world’s health ministers - are attending the 69th WHA. It determines the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget.

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Geneva, Switzerland

Committee A at the World Health Assembly. It is invigorating to listen to different visions, strategies, challenges and concerns of different countries.

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Geneva, Switzerland

Delegates pose with we superhero team (yes, the Flash is me) at a display promoting "World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes”.

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Geneva, Switzerland

My cozy office.

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Geneva, Switzerland

Photo with the coordinator of the Unit for the Management of Non-communicable Diseases.

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Geneva Switzerland

The objective of the WHO is printed on the wall, “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”

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Bern, Switzerland

A lazy afternoon in Spiez, a beautiful town on the shore of Lake Thun.

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Bern, Switzerland

On the Top of the Europe- Jungfrau, one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2001.

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Oxford, England

Outside of the Radcliffe Camera while touring the University of Oxford

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Oxford, England

Inside Sir Michael Sobell House Hospice, where I attended several multidisciplinary team meetings.

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Oxford, England

The therapist at Sobell House who helped patients express their emotions through music. With the help of this therapist, many patients wrote and recorded their own songs to be played at their funerals.

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Oxford, England

Punting on the River Thames. Punting is an Oxford student tradition, as well as a popular activity for tourists.

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Oxford, England

With a group of Master of Public Policy students at Oxford giving each other feedback about our research projects.

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Oxford, England

With Hilde Dahmer (Yale School of Management ’16) at a ‘football’ game. Alumni from the Yale Club of London played against the Harvard Club of the UK.

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Oxford, England

The Pitt Rivers Museum, one of several free museums at the University of Oxford. This museum boasts archaeological and anthropological collections consisting of more than 500,000 items.

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Oxford, England

With preceptor Dr. Anant Jani (Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences ’09), before my final presentation.

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Oxford, England

Preceptor Dr. Jani and an Oxford Masters student debating findings from my research

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Chicago, Illinois

Elisabeth’s favorite spot in Chicago with a view of the city that captures the beautiful lakefront, part of the famous skyline with Navy Pier in the distance.

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Chicago, Illinois

The outside of the building — where RefugeeOne is located — which stands above the rest in the area with the American flag on top serving as a symbol of freedom and a way for refugees to know which building they are heading to for English class, orientation and more.

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Chicago, Illinois

A family of refugees as they walk to their new home on their first full day in the United States. The night before the case manager picked up this family from O’Hare Airport and brought them to their new home that was fully furnished with a hot meal waiting for them.

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Chicago, Illinois

A woman with her friend and her son, who are all refugees, as they patiently wait at the Illinois Department of Human Services to receive their first Link card which will make their benefits accessible.

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Chicago, Illinois

A young refugee waiting with her parents as they apply for Social Security cards, one of the important documents refugees must apply for and receive within the first ninety days of arrival to the United States.

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Chicago, Illinois

A pair of refugee children using an English-Learning app on an iPad together.

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Chicago, Illinois

A young refugee, who just finished her initial health screening, a vital part of the resettlement process in the United States that must occur within three weeks of arrival.

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Chicago, Illinois

An endearing image which serves as a reminder of the last day of Elisabeth’s internship and shows the strong relationships that everyone in the field of refugee resettlement forms with the people they serve.

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Chicago, Illinois

A poster from the World Refugee Day Picnic — a summer event hosted by RefugeeOne and other organizations in Chicago. Its simple message is one for everyone to share in the city of Chicago, the United States and the entire world.

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Chicago, Illinois

Public health knows no bounds in who and where it serves.

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Geneva, Switzerland

At the World Health Assembly, sitting with member state representatives.

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Geneva, Switzerland

At the World Health Assembly — as the week’s events ended, interns were able to envision ourselves in 40 years — on the platform!

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Geneva, Switzerland

Outside of the United Nations Palace in Geneva. The flags waving in the wind were absolutely gorgeous on the bright August day.

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Geneva, Switzerland

“The attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health…” This quote captures the essence of the WHO’s mission. I walked past it every morning on my way to my office.

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Geneva, Switzerland

At the WHO, the Sustainable Development Goals are framing the way we approach new policy initiatives and collaborations.

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Geneva, Switzerland

Giving my final presentation after Assistant Director General Keiji Fukuda introduced and commended my summer work.

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Geneva, Switzerland

Offering up my thoughts on antimicrobial resistance response at the World Health Assembly.

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Geneva, Switzerland

A huge part of interning at WHO is traveling around Europe with other interns on the weekends. Rocking the YSPH shirt in the lovely Annecy, France.

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Geneva, Switzerland

Flying on the weekends across Europe was cheaper than staying in Geneva. Here, I’m exploring Berlin!

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva is gorgeous! Mountains, rivers, and vineyards galore.

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New Delhi/Gurgaon, India

The Banyan in Chennai, Tamil Nadu is an organization that focuses on populations of homeless individuals suffering mental health ailments. At their main center, resident women have the opportunity to participate in various activities, such as arts and crafts. Pictured here are two women working on putting together various items that will later be sold. Girish visited The Banyan as part of the work he did for the urban health chapter within the India Exclusion Report.

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New Delhi/Gurgaon, India

The Tata Memorial Hospital is a government hospital located in Mumbai, Maharashtra and is one of the largest facilities in India that provides care for cancer patients. The hospital has developed strategies for ensuring those unable to afford care can still access it. Girish visited the Tata Memorial Hospital as part of the work he did for the urban health chapter.

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New Delhi/Gurgaon, India

In response to the heavily publicized incidents of sexual assaults on women in India, especially in the Delhi/NCR area, several auto rickshaws began advertising themselves as being friendly and safe for women.

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New Delhi/Gurgaon, India

The SWaCH Cooperative is an alliance of waste pickers in the city of Pune, Maharashtra. It has developed a cost-effective way to manage solid wastes and is largely viewed in India as a model of solid waste management. In exchange for membership, waste pickers get access to a host of benefits, including some degree of health insurance. The work of the SWaCH Cooperative will be documented in the India Exclusion Report.

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New Delhi/Gurgaon, India

Lalita is putting together packets of an Ayurvedic power that the Sambhavna Trust Clinic prescribes to patients suffering from constipation. Like many of the medicines that Sambhavna prescribes to its patients, the powder was manufacturd at Sambhavna from the plants it grows in a little farm behind the main clinic building.

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New Delhi/Gurgaon, India

The Sambhavna Trust Clinic grows several of the plants that it uses to manufacture Ayurvedic medicines. Pictured here are the turmeric plants that the clinic grows in its farm. Turmeric is often used in Ayurveda.

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New Delhi/Gurgaon, India

Girish visited the site where the Union Carbide factory was located in Bhopal, which is just meters away from the Sambhavna Trust Clinic.

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New Delhi/Gurgaon, India

The Public Health Foundation of India is located in Gurgaon, within the National Capital Region of India. Girish and his preceptor worked on the sixth floor of the building.

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New Delhi/Gurgaon, India

Girish took advantage of his free weekends to travel to different parts of India as well as the neighboring countries of Nepal and Sri Lanka. Pictured here with Ceren Safak (YSPH/SOM ’17) outside of the The Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

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New Delhi/Gurgaon, India

Girish had the opportunity to also travel to Amritsar, Punjab, where he visited the Golden Temple, a temple of great importance to Sikhs.

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Washington, D.C.

Officially seated at the table for a meeting with the Food Marketing Institute.

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Washington, D.C.

Screen. An art installation by Do-Ho Suh at FDA headquarters in White Oak, MD. The piece is made of thousands of plastic human figures.

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Washington, D.C.

A view of the Washington and Jefferson memorials from the southern end of the Tidal Basin.

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Washington, D.C.

CFSAN microbiologist Charles Wang explaining his lab’s work with polymerase chain reaction technology to a group of high school and middle school science teachers visiting the center.

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Washington, D.C.

Outside of the USDA’s dairy research facility in Beltsville, MD, operated by the Agricultural Research Service.

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Washington, D.C.

A set of cows snacking within the research facility.

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Washington, D.C.

The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center “Student Discovery Garden” featuring plants from around the world.

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Washington, D.C.

An exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History chronicling the role of food in American culture.

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Washington, D.C.

With Dr. Susan T. Mayne, YSPH C.E.A. Winslow Professor of Epidemiology, who was recently named director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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Washington, D.C.

After a hike at Great Falls Park along the mighty Potomac River in McLean, VA.

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Nashville, Tennessee

The lobby of the Jarrard office (Nashville).

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Nashville, Tennessee

Getting ready for a staff meeting with the Chicago office broadcasted. During these staff meetings, I had the opportunity to learn about different client projects and potentially express my interest in joining these different teams.

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Nashville, Tennessee

A little coffee never hurts!

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Nashville, Tennessee

My office space where I would begin my day reading up on current events in the health industry.

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Nashville, Tennessee

Taking notes while on call with a client.

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Nashville, Tennessee

The conclusion of an efficient strategy session.

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Nashville, Tennessee

Kim, Shannon and Letitia in the brainstorming process of executing a plan for a client.

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Nashville, Tennessee

My co-intern, Rachel, and I at my farewell party.

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Nashville, Tennessee

Alongside Anne, Kevin and Molly, partners of the firm.

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Nashville, Tennessee

The vibrant and music-loving city that is Nashville.

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Washington, D.C.

Kimberly in the welcome lobby of the NWLC office.

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Washington, D.C.

Listening to U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (in front of the podium), U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (to the right) and other congresswomen and advocates at the “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women & Families” press conference.

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Washington, D.C.

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd, addresses the press.

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Washington, D.C.

One of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s offices in Washington.

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Washington, D.C.

With other NWLC Health Team interns at the Capitol, waiting for the “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women & Families” press conference to begin.

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Washington, D.C.

A public health message at the Capitol Pride Parade.

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Washington, D.C.

A view of the Jefferson Memorial.

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Washington, D.C.

At her desk, Kimberly works with SAS to produce data for NWLC’s Health Care Report Card.

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Washington, D.C.

In front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

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Washington, D.C.

The podium at the press conference for “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women & Families.”

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