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.

  • Emily Largent, JD, PhD, RN

    Those who aim to advance health care with their research must also aim to understand the ethical and regulatory aspects of research. Research ethics is an essential element of good research practice.

    Emily A. Largent Emanuel and Robert Hart Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Dean Ted Ruger

    I hope students will take away from my course an appreciation of the incredible complexity of our health care system, and the ways in which shifting patterns of laws and regulations have structured the medical delivery system we have today. Law and medicine are deeply intertwined, and legal rules and institutions have done much to shape our current health care system. As we work toward health care reform, legal institutions have a similar role to play in streamlining and improving the way in which care is delivered in the United States.

    Theodore W. Ruger Dean, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • 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
  • Sarah Rottenberg, MA

    Design can transform health care products and systems for the better. Building empathy for stakeholders, developing new ideas for products, services and experiences, and prototyping those ideas can lead to the kinds of innovations that radically improve health care delivery.

    Sarah Rottenberg Executive Director, Integrated Product Design Program, University of Pennsylvania