Frequency Part-time
Format Online
Completion Time 2 to 5 years
Credits 34.5

The Johns Hopkins Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) prepares health professionals to be leading clinical educators with evidence-based, culturally sensitive practices that improve the quality of patient care.

An internationally acclaimed collaboration of the Johns Hopkins schools of Education, Medicine, Business, Nursing, and Public Health, our MEHP program prepares a new generation of leaders in health professions education. The program integrates interdisciplinary expertise to provide the most effective theories, strategies, and measurements to ensure that our MEHP Fellows can teach the best patient care practices 

The MEHP program offers specialization in either research or leadership.There is an 18-credit foundation course in evidence-based teaching that is also available as a stand-alone post-master’s certificate.

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Core Faculty

  • Toni (Antoinette Sapet) Ungaretti, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Director, Education in the Health Professions Program


    Advanced Studies in Education


    Education in the Health Professions

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  • Emily Jones, EdD

    Assistant Professor


    Advanced Studies in Education


    Education in the Health Professions

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Additional Faculty

Anne Belcher, PhD, Associate Professor (retired), Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Camille L. Bryant, PhD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Education
Gundula Bosch, PhD, Program Director, R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Anna Burgner, MD, MEHP, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Joan De Simone, PhD, Clinical Faculty, Johns Hopkins School of Education
Alex Duran, PhD, Director of Assessment and Evaluation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
April Fitzgerald, MD, Part-Time Faculty Member, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Christina Harnett, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Education
Patrick Hughes, DO, MEHP, Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Schmidt College of Medicine
Ahmed Ibrahim, PhD, Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries
Justin Jeffers, MD, MEHP, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Nehal Khamis, MBBCh, PhD, MHPE, Chair, Faculty Development Committee of the American College of Surgeons AEIs
Marian McDonald, MD, MEHP, Clinical Professor, Temple/St. Luke’s School of Medicine
Richard Milter, PhD, Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Mary O’Connor, Professor, Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Nursing
Sharon Park, PharmD, MEHP, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Julianne S. Perretta, MSEd, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Philip Reeves, PhD, Professor, U.S. Army War College
Bonnie Robeson, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Michael Ryan, MD, MEHP, Associate Dean for Assessment, Evaluation, Research and Innovation, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Deborah Schwengel, MD, MEHP, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Stephen Martin Sozio, MD, MEHP, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Roy Strowd, MD, MEHP, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Education and Scholarship, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Heather Tillberg-Webb, PhD, Associate Vice President for Academic Resources, Southern New Hampshire University
Kathleen White, PhD, Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Program Overview

The Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) is a collaborative partnership among five Johns Hopkins schools: Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Business, and Education. This collaboration integrates interprofessional strengths and perspectives to prepare our degree candidates to transform health professions education globally. 

With an excellent reputation earned from the achievements of its graduates, the program attracts diverse and accomplished health professionals worldwide. Its unique approach to professional identity, theoretical foundation, subject competence, educational experience, measurement, and career progression positions graduates to lead health professions education as evidence-based teachers, sound researchers, and effective leaders.

The program scaffolds an 18-credit core in evidence-based teaching (also a stand-alone post-master’s certificate) as a foundation, followed by a 16.5-credit specialization in research, leadership, or a customized combination. The core provides a common scholarly orientation using professional identity as a lens to advance competence in instructional strategies, evidence-based teaching, curriculum development, assessment, and feedback and culminates in framing educational scholarship. 

The research track prepares fellows to publish through the conduct of sound research by learning to identify research questions; select sound methodologies; use appropriate qualitative, quantitative, and review methodologies to report accurate results; and interpret such results appropriately with their limitations and next steps. The leadership track prepares fellows to understand their strengths as leaders, build their individual and team skills, and lead change to improve or transform organizations by leading curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; program advocacy; funding identification and support; staff management; program management; and educational policy development and/or implementation.

The program can be customized through electives, projects, and/or the practicum. In both options, participants develop an educational research or leadership project, and the results are prepared for publication and presentation.

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After SOE

A global leader in medical research and patient care, Johns Hopkins prepares health professionals to become leaders in clinical education. Our graduates develop clinical innovations and publish in field-leading journals—often while still in the program. They frequently go on to leadership roles in hospitals, medical organizations, and health systems and agencies.


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  • Health Education Specialist
  • Health Care Administration
  • Education Program Manager

It was important for me to be part of a program where I would have connections to other like-minded academics. In the MEHP program, you’re engaged, every week, with your classmates.

Ayelle Dayan MEHP Fellow
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