Health Systems Administration Department

The Department of Health Systems Administration offers its students innovative learning opportunities, including a health systems internship and practicum at the undergraduate level and executive mentoring and experiential learning opportunities at the graduate level.

The Department of Health Systems Administration offers dynamic academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students have the opportunity to learn from faculty members who have backgrounds in academic and practice-oriented settings. In their programs, students have rich classroom experiences, as well as hands-on experiential learning opportunities.

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Health Care & Management Policy

Student Taylor Brown speaks at the Wilson Building about health disparities

Health Systems Admin.

Students in the Master's in Health Systems Administration Program pose in front of Healy Hall

The Master of Science in Health Systems Administration program is not currently accepting applications. For inquiries, please contact Gregory Thornton at Gregory.Thornton@georgetown.edu.

Supporting the Department

We are living in an extraordinary era. COVID-19 has amplified health disparities and systemic racism as a public health issue, while senseless killings of Black people have simultaneously led to racial justice activism throughout the nation. Collectively, this moment is the outcome of centuries of inequities that disproportionately compromise the health status and quality of life for people of color. As a community that works daily to advance the health, prosperity, and the dignity of vulnerable populations, Georgetown University is called now with even greater urgency to act boldly and uphold these foundational commitments. Learn more about supporting the department’s work.

Alumni Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor’s Program in Health Care Management & Policy and the Master’s Program in Health System Administration have entered the workforce, earned prestigious administrative fellowships, or gone on to pursue graduate studies. Some examples:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Duke University School of Law
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Hospital Corporation of America
  • The Advisory Board Company
  • PhRMA
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Department Faculty

Dr. Christopher King

Chair and Associate Professor

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Dr. Laura Anderko

Professor and Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Chair in Values Based Health Care

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Dr. Robert Friedland

HCMP Director and Associate Professor

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Dr. Carole Roan Gresenz

Interim Dean and Bette Jacobs Endowed Professor

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Dr. Sean Huang

Associate Professor

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Dr. Vanessa Hurley

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Bette Jacobs

Professor

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Prof. John Kraemer

Associate Professor

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Dr. Michael Stoto

Professor

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Dr. Ryung Suh

Associate Professor

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Dr. John Williams

Senior Executive in Residence

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Dr. Patricia Cloonan

Associate Professor

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Staff

Gregory Thornton
Associate Director

Adjunct Department Faculty