Doctoral students in Health Services Research improve population health by focusing on health care delivery systems, providers, the economic forces that shape consumer and provider behavior, and the policy environment in which these relationships exist.
Health Services Research faculty are members of the Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice and at the School of Public Health, and are aligned with world-class research centers, such as the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research, the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health and the Center for Long-Term Quality and Innovation, and the Center for Health System Sustainability and Information Futures Lab.
Major areas of faculty activity include long term care research, pharmaceutical health services research, eliminating racial disparities, evaluation of state and national policies, and end of life care. Strengths of the program include its student-centric approach to learning, high faculty-to-student ratio, and hands-on experience conducting supervised research.
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Comprehensive application requirements are detailed on the School of Public Health's admissions requirements website.
24 credits, successful completion of written comprehensive exams in methods and a substantive area, and successful defense of an independent dissertation.