Courses Taught by Elisa Maffioli

HMP624: Health Policy Challenges in Developing Countries

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Maffioli, Elisa (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: Graduate standing required.
  • Description: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and diarrheal disease are the four biggest contributors to the burden of disease in sub-Saharan Africa and represent a serious constraint on economic growth. They kill nearly 4 million African adults and children annually. Readings from the public health, economic and medical literature will focus on the main debates surrounding policy interventions to combat these diseases. The class will examine and evaluate the evidence on the nature of these diseases and the effectiveness of current interventions in Africa and other parts of the developing world. Through class discussion, small group exercises and writing assignments, students will hone their skills in policy and economic analysis. For the final project, students will develop policy recommendations for governments of developing countries on a global health issue of their choice.
  • Learning Objectives: At the completion of this course, students will be expected to: 1. Become familiar with sources of evidence on the effectiveness and appropriateness of policy interventions. 2. Be able to discern reliable sources of evidence and identify limitations of the evidence. 3. Develop skills in using economic concepts to support specific policy interventions. 4. Develop skills in determining appropriate health policy interventions. 5. Develop skills in articulating and advocating policy positions through written submissions and in-class discussion.
  • Syllabus for HMP624

HMP660: Economics Of Health Management And Policy I

  • Graduate level
  • Both Residential and Online MPH
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Fall, Spring-Summer term(s) for residential students; term(s) for online MPH students;
  • 2-3 credit hour(s) for residential students; 0 credit hour(s) for online MPH students;
  • Instructor(s): Hirth, Richard Maffioli, Elisa (Residential); Hirth, Richard (Online MPH);
  • Prerequisites: Graduate standing
  • Description: This course covers the principles of microeconomic theory and the fundamental concepts of the field of health economics. Purpose is to give students experience analyzing health management and health policy issues using economic tools.
  • Residential Syllabus for HMP660
Concentration Competencies that HMP660 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP MPH Describe how basic microeconomic theory explains the influence of incentives on consumer, provider, and payer behaviors, costs, and other outcomes HMP660

HMP662: The Economics of Health Management and Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Executive Masters
  • Winter term(s) for Executive Masters students;
  • 4 credit hour(s) for Executive Masters students;
  • Instructor(s): Hirth, Richard Maffioli, Elisa (Executive Masters);
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in the HMP Executive Masters program
  • Description: HMP 662 will introduce students to economic analysis through general microeconomic theory of consumer and producer behavior. This general theory will then be applied to a variety of health and health care topics, including health insurance, health behaviors, and markets for healthcare services.
  • Syllabus for HMP662

HMP663: Introduction to Economic Evaluation using Cost-Effectiveness

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall, Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 1 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Maffioli, Elisa (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600 and HMP 660
  • Description: Survey course using cost-effectiveness tools to inform decisions about improving health. Analytical tools such as cost benefit analysis, decision analysis, and sensitivity analysis are utilized. Students will learn theoretical justifications for these tools as well as their limitations.
  • Syllabus for HMP663

HMP674: The Economics of Health Management and Policy II

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall, Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 2 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Norton, Edward Maffioli, Elisa (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: HMP 660
  • Description: The focus of the course is on how the demand for and supply of health care services interact to yield market outcomes (prices and quantities) in health and health care. The purpose of the course is to give students experience analyzing health management and health policy issues using economic tools.
  • Syllabus for HMP674