Even before the emergence of COVID-19, healthcare was one of the fastest growing industries in the nation, if not the world. Now, with an even more critical focus, UCLA Anderson has expanded its healthcare-related research and course offerings to meet the needs of this rapidly-changing area, in addition to our usual variety of healthcare programs and events. Explore all of our healthcare offerings below.


What’s Happening in Healthcare at Anderson

  • California’s Master Plan for Aging

    California’s Master Plan for Aging

    What does health have to do with housing?

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    2021: Healthcare Transformation and the Role of Technology

    Dr. David Feinberg, head of Google Health and former CEO of UCLA Health

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    COVID-19 and the Global Race for a Cure

    Leadership from the UC Health Initiative, Roche, Gilead and EPFL discuss the race for a cure for COVID- where biotech and tech converge on diagnostics and treatment

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  • The Coronavirus and Its Global Impact

    A continuation of the discussion from a socio-economic, business and public

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    Jennifer Abbondanza Q&A

    UCLA Anderson’s Health Care Technology Course Is “All About Disruption”

    Jennifer McCaney keeps current as an advisor in the health sector

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    Launching a User-Centric CPAP Device for Newborns in East Africa

    Recent graduate delays job opportunity in order to help infants

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Events and Programs



Rise and Recover: Thriving in a New Healthcare Reality

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Growing a Healthcare System

Patty Maysent ('90), CEO, UC San Diego Health
Recorded February 21, 2020

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Drug Discovery in Neuroscience

Kevin Gorman (Ph.D. ’87, ’91), CEO, Neurocrine Biosciences
Recorded February 21, 2020

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Students Focused on Healthcare


Healthcare Specialization


“Whether students are interested in healthcare products (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices) and/or services (consulting, provider, payer), our healthcare curriculum offerings prepare students for successful careers in health-related fields. Courses provide both general management skills, as well as industry-specific knowledge of healthcare strategic management.”

Four courses needed for specialization: MGMT 245 and three electives from the list below

  • REQUIRED: MGMT 245: Business of Healthcare

    The business of healthcare is one of the largest in the U.S. This course will first provide an overview of the structure of our health system including the different healthcare delivery systems and their components, insurance and reimbursement models, key stakeholders, and healthcare reform. We will explore some of the ways the healthcare industry in the U.S. differs from that in other industrialized nations, and look deeper into the variety of different cost drivers that affect healthcare spending today, from consumerism to new technology and drugs to legal concerns. The goal of the course is to encourage active learning and engagement in exploring these complex issues for which there is no one right answer – students should leave the course with a better understanding not only of the current landscape of the business of healthcare but with a better understanding and motivation to approach the challenges of the industry with an innovative mindset.

  • ELECTIVE: Policy M269: Healthcare Finance

    This course provides students with an introduction to health economics for public policy. The course will cover research on the determinants of health, the relationship between medical spending and health, how health insurance works and doesn’t work, public health insurance programs, healthcare quality, the economics of prescriptions drugs, and the economics of health system reform. Finally, students will discuss current issues in healthcare policy.

  • ELECTIVE: MGMT XXX (TBD): Strategy and Competition in Healthcare


  • ELECTIVE: MGMT 298: Healthcare Analytics

    With healthcare spending in the United States reaching 18% of GDP and the demand for health services continuing to increase, improvements in the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery are needed. This course explores how analytics tools can be used to describe relationships (linear regression), predict outcomes (logistic regression, classification trees), and prescribe solutions (optimization, resource allocation, cost-effectiveness analysis) to healthcare challenges.

  • ELECTIVE: MGMT 275: Healthcare Innovation/Technology

    The course will address technologies and platforms poised to disrupt the healthcare industry. Disruptive innovations within the curriculum of this course encompass those which have the potential to fundamentally alter the delivery of healthcare through improved patient value, increased cost savings or changes in the practice of medicine. Topics covered will include digital health, consumer healthcare, personalized medicine and diagnostics, genomics and next generation sequencing, wireless sensing and remote monitoring, virtual and augmented reality, telemedicine, mobile health platforms, electronic medical records, and big data. The course will also include guest speakers from leading industry manufacturers, integrated health systems, and payers, as well as entrepreneurs and founders from the start-up ecosystem and interactive technology sessions.

  • ELECTIVE: Policy M241: Economics of Health Policy

    This is a four-credit course open to Masters students who have completed HPM 236, PP 268, PP 269, or the equivalent first-level course in health economics, as well as to all doctoral students. The course will provide more advanced training in key health economics and policy issues, focusing ways in which healthcare deviates from the assumptions of a competitive market and the resulting implications for the formulation of health policy.

  • ELECTIVE: Nursing 267: Healthcare Policy

    Analysis of healthcare policies and how policies impact patient outcomes, clinical practice, healthcare delivery, and clinician wellbeing. Concepts related to policymaking; formulating healthcare policy, how to affect political processes, and stakeholder involvement in policy decision-making and implementation. Content serves to develop understanding of increasing levels of public, governmental, and third party participation in and scrutiny of the healthcare system. Assembly bills effect on nursing are discussed. The clinical nurse leader role in health policy and advocacy emphasized, satisfies course requirement for CNL certification. N268 is a required didactic course.

  • ELECTIVE: Law 326: Health Law and Policy

    This course is an introduction into the law, policy, politics, ethics, and economics of healthcare in the United States. We will explore and discuss the legal and policy considerations that have shaped the relationships between providers, payers, and patients, and how many areas of law (e.g., torts, contracts, antitrust, tax) develop in unique ways when applied to the healthcare industry. Among other topics, we will consider healthcare financing and reform, the right to die, organ transplantation, reproductive rights, genetic technologies, and medical training

  • ELECTIVE: MGMT XXX (TBD): Additional Topics (Each course is 2 units or a half course)

    a. Choice Architecture
    b. Behavioral Health
    c. Ethics in Healthcare Technology/p>


Healthcare joint degree programs are available
with our top-ranked UCLA graduate schools


David Geffen School of Medicine: MBA/M.D.

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Fielding School of Public Health: MBA/MPH

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Other UCLA Anderson Healthcare Student Educational Opportunities


Business Creation Option
UCLA Biodesign Fellowship

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Faculty Focused on Healthcare

Fernanda Bravo
Assistant Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
Keith Chen
Associate Professor of Economics
Hengchen Dai
Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations and Behavioral Decision Making
Craig Fox
Professor Harold Williams Chair in Management
Ashvin Gandhi
Assistant Professor of Strategy
Noah J. Goldstein
Professor of Management and Organizations; Bing ('86) and Alice Liu Yang Endowed Term Chair
Ariella Herman
Senior Lecturer in Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
Jennifer Kao
Assistant Professor of Strategy
Ian Larkin
Associate Professor of Strategy
Marvin Lieberman
Elisa Long
Associate Professor
Velibor Misic
Assistant Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
Jennifer McCaney
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
Kumar Rajaram
Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management; William E. Leonhard Chair in Management
Auyon Siddiq
Assistant Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
Suzanne Shu
Associate Professor of Marketing
Victor Tabbush
Adjunct Professor Emeritus
Melanie Wasserman
Assistant Professor of Economics

Healthcare Research


Healthcare and Behavioral Economics

Women and Healthcare

Research and Development

Healthcare Operations

Healthcare Pricing and Financing

Other Research


Healthcare Research in the UCLA Anderson Review


Centers and Healthcare


Price Center

The Healthcare Executive Program builds leadership and management skills of executives of community health centers (CHCs), AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and other community-based organizations (CBOs) that are devoted to expanding the quality and quantity of care, treatment and support delivered to underserved and vulnerable populations nationwide.

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The Los Angeles Global Health Conference- co-sponsor. This annual global health conference hosted in Southern California brought together around 300 individuals from various disciplines across academia, NGOs, business, and the public sector to discuss the current status of world health and provided an interactive educational forum to discuss innovative ways to tackle health disparities—locally and globally.

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HEALTHCARE BUSINESS CASE COMPETITION Students from all UCLA graduate programs were invited to apply in teams of three to five members and create a solution for a problem in healthcare that will measurably benefit society by leveraging the four frontiers of technology: artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), internet of things (IoT) blockchain.

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