The PhD Program in Health Services trains health services researchers and health policy analysts for careers in academic institutions, health delivery systems, public health departments, government agencies, and the private sector. The program prepares students to conduct high-quality independent, collaborative research and policy analysis by offering multidisciplinary, applied research opportunities on a wide variety of topics under the close mentorship of faculty. Students obtain advanced knowledge of the determinants of population health and of the health care system and they are exposed to several competing theoretical frameworks for conceptualizing both population health and the provision of health care. They develop research skills to identify and critically analyze the social, behavioral and health system effects on health and how organization, delivery, financing, and management of health services affect system performance.
Health services researchers in academic institutions, health delivery systems, public health departments, government agencies, and the private sector, including insurance, pharmacy and biotechnology industries.
Applicants who have a bachelor, master, or professional degree in a field related to health services are given preference over applicants who do not have such experience.
Application Deadline: Dec. 15, for Autumn Quarter entry
Upon satisfactory completion of the PhD in Health Services, graduates will be able to: