Wharton faculty members are experts in bioscience, health economics, emerging technologies, and more. Wharton is the only university executive education program that offers an industry vertical dedicated to pharmaceuticals.
Several Wharton research centers deal with cutting-edge issues relevant to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries:
Center for Health Management and Economics
By focusing on research and communication, the Center for Health Management and Economics explores how managerial insight and economic incentive can improve the current state of health care provision. The Center fosters interaction between academic and business leaders by hosting annual conferences, publishing a quarterly digest, and supporting a variety of research projects. Works in progress include an international price comparison on pharmaceuticals, hospital ownership conversions, and alignment of physician groups and health systems.
The Mack Institute for Innovation Management is an exclusive network that connects business leaders, researchers, world-class Wharton faculty, and students. At the Institute, thought leaders from across academic disciplines and industries come together to explore how companies survive, compete, and thrive through innovation management. The Institute’s multidisciplinary faculty and researchers develop practical approaches to managing innovation and share this knowledge through thought-provoking conferences, workshops, and publications. Visit the Institute's website »
A formal cooperative venture among the University of Pennsylvania's schools of medicine, business, nursing, and dental medicine, LDI works to improve public health through multidisciplinary studies in medicine, economics, and social and ethical issues that influence health care. The Institute emphasizes research on the efficient allocation and appropriate use of health care resources and the development of innovative health care delivery systems. Visit the Center's website »