Online Programs

Welcome to the intersection of online education, innovation, and ethics, where the expertise and evidence of academia joins the impact of the workplace.

Penn Medical Ethics and Health Policy’s Online Education courses are designed for professionals seeking expertise in health care innovation and ethics to inform their own work. Options range from on-demand continuing education or lifelong learning to asynchronous short-term professional development to an intensive, cohort-based master’s degree in Health Care Innovation.


MEHP Online Education translates faculty expertise into high-quality, engaging courses in innovation and ethics.

Our students and alumni apply sharpened skills, deeper knowledge, guided practice, and vibrant connections to their own work in health care.


Our interdisciplinary faculty transform health care by crafting policy, shaping behavioral interventions, improving operations, and driving innovation. And by teaching.

  • Roy Rosin, MBA

    In my role at Penn Medicine, I work with thought leaders across the health system to turn ideas into measurable impact. It’s great fun to work with exceptional, mission-driven colleagues to solve the kinds of problems that improve people’s lives.

    Roy Rosin Interim Executive Director and Chief Innovation Officer, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation
  • Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

    Students in this program will get a rigorous foundation in a number of disciplines central to understanding how to innovate and to do so in a way that is measurable and impactful.

    Kevin G. Volpp Director, Penn Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE)
  • Ezekiel J. Emanuel

    Physicians, nurses, managers, policymakers, consultants, and others are urgently trying to transform the health care system. Through these online educational programs, they will be able to create and implement patient-centric and efficient models of care.

    Ezekiel J. Emanuel Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania
  • Lee A. Fleisher, MD

    I believe that obtaining a sustainable health system which achieves the triple aim is only achievable through the measurement of our practice. I am concerned that simply focusing on metrics could lead to perverse incentives and therefore measurement must be framed within social norms and focus on measures that matter. This includes both quality and cost.

    Lee A. Fleisher Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine