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The Department of Health Services prepares future health practitioners, managers, and researchers to conduct the unfinished work of improving the well-being of communities in the United States and throughout the world.


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We train students for influential careers in:

  • health system management
  • program design & evaluation
  • health promotion
  • policy analysis
  • public health practice & research

photo: Kathleen Peterson

A lesson in taking chances and seizing opportunities

Kathleen Peterson discusses her journey in the field of health information management and health informatics; and while she is "not ready to give it all up yet", she leaves after contributing greatly to the growth of those programs in HServ.   read more...

2020 Health Policy Brief Writing Contest Winners Announced!

We've named the winners of our Health Policy Brief Writing Contest that will be receiving the new Aaron Katz Award for Excellence in Health Policy Writing. Get to know them and this award on our blog.   read more...

photo: Reflecting on a Career in Public Health Policy

Reflecting on a 30-year career

Heading into retirement, Aaron Katz reflects on over 30 years of helping shape public health policy and teaching future leaders.   read more...

Legal status and health of undocumented Latinx immigrants

HServ professor India Ornelas has been analyzing and studying the effect United States legal status has on the mental health of undocumented Latinx immigrants and is now looking at the impacts of COVID-19 on this population.   read more...

photo: Celebrating our 2020 Health Services graduates

Celebrating our 2020 Health Services graduates

Congratulations to our 212 Health Services graduates, who were celebrated June 14 in a unique virtual ceremony.   read more...