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.

  • Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, PhD

    I believe equity can be best achieved with customized approaches that mitigate the “isms” where we live and work.

    Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins Core Faculty and Investigator, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), Corporal Crescenz VA Medical Center, Philadelphia
  • 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)
  • Michael Useem, PhD

    Leadership has always been critical to organizational life, but it has acquired new significance in recent years. Acts of leadership are of greater importance during periods of uncertainty, restructuring, and change, conditions that now confront health organizations worldwide.

    Michael Useem Faculty Director of the Leadership Center and McNulty Leadership Program, Wharton School
  • 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