Population Health

Degree Earned

Master of Science

Program Type


Program Contact

Name: Vittorio Maio, PharmD, MS, MSPH
Position: Program Director
Telephone: 215-955-1821

Admissions Contact

Name: April Smith
Position: Admissions and Recruitment Manager

901 Walnut Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 215-503-5305


Graduate Certificate
  • AHE 501: Economics of Health Insurance
  • AHE 503: Hospital Finance and Accounting
  • AHE 504: Economic Modeling I
  • AHE 506: Subjective Outcomes in Health Evaluation
  • Elective
Master’s Degree (above plus)
  • AHE 509: Epidemiology for Outcomes Research
  • AHE 512: Economic Modeling II
  • AHE 511: Advanced Statistics for AHEOR
  • AHE 510: Advanced Research Methods for Applied Observational Studies
  • AHE 514: Economic and Outcomes Analyses
  • AHE 650: Capstone Seminar and Project

The capstone project is designed by the student and is tailored to his/her career trajectory. 

Program Outcomes

The AHEOR program prepares graduates to be successful in the ever-changing healthcare environment driven by data and analytics by preparing them to:

Graduate Certificate
  • Compare historical trends to current issues in U.S. healthcare organization, delivery and financing.
  • Explore the impact of government policies on health insurance products.
  • Examine the strengths and weaknesses of research design and statistical methods in evaluating product or service efficacy.
  • Discuss the key concepts and applications of quantitative modeling in economic evaluations in health care.
Master’s Degree (above plus)
  • Analyze the structure and function of U.S. healthcare institutions with strong emphasis on financing and delivery.
  • Apply analytic methods (e.g., burden of illness, evidence evaluation, statistics and research design, financial impact, cost-effectiveness and decision analysis) to inform resource allocation, relative value assessments, and policy initiatives.
  • Interpret and apply conceptual frameworks used in AHEOR, such as economic metrics (e.g., cost-effectiveness), quality of life evaluations (e.g., utilities and patient-reported outcomes) and healthcare technology assessment evaluations (e.g., budget impact analysis, guidelines, formularies, and utilization incentives and disincentives).
  • Communicate policy implications to various stakeholders and decision-makers that reflect AHEOR concepts and techniques.
  • Assume leadership roles in the decision process regarding the allocation of healthcare resources.