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Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership (A-CLP-MHS)

Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership

Chairman: Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH
Program Director: Anh N. Tran, PhD, MPH
Clinical Leadership Program Advisory Committee: Kyle Cavanaugh, MBA; Mary T. Champagne, PhD, RN; William Kane, MD; Michelle J. Lyn, MBA, MHA; J. Lloyd; Michener, MD; Barak D. Richman, JD, PhD; Diane M. Uzarski, DNP, MPH, RN; Duncan Yaggy, PhD


The Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership (MHS-CL) Program provides clinicians and other health care professionals with the training necessary to be adept and versatile leaders who can address the complexities of today’s changing health care environment with innovative solutions. The MHS-CL was developed by the School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Fuqua School of Business, Duke Law School, the Sanford School of Public Policy, and School of Nursing. This program provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary core curriculum that challenges participants to view health care issues from the perspective of business, finance, informatics, law, policy, population health, quality management, and strategic planning.


The Clinical Leadership Program offers participants an unparalleled educational experience that addresses the many disciplines effective leaders must master and practice in health care administration: population-based health care, financial management, health economics, health law and policy, operational management, organizational behavior, clinical informatics, quality improvement, strategic planning, and performance management. Whether it is by leading a service-oriented integrated health system, rural practice, or community clinic, the factors for study and research (such as clinical integration, community engagement, and consumer empowerment) are a constant.

Clinical Leadership students move through the program as an integrated team or cohort. The cohort creates an exceptional peer learning experience which results in relationships that continue throughout one’s professional and personal life. Shared experiences through team problem-solving and project collaboration form lasting professional and personal relationships. The structure of the cohort enables classmates to start the program together and continue through the curriculum together. Because the class size is limited, students receive individual attention from faculty members.