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MPH Program in Health Services
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MPH Program in Health Services

Our program's mission is to prepare leaders to improve health in diverse populations by solving problems in rapidly changing societies and health systems. We offer analytical and practical knowledge and skills to candidates who have some experience in health fields and who want to assume positions of greater responsibility in improving the public's health and the effectiveness of health care and population health services. Our program's primary focus is population health and the health care system in the United States.

The MPH program in Health Services consistently ranks among the best. Our 2-year program offers exceptional instruction in research methods, health care systems, health economics, health promotion, and the social determinants of health. By combining these disparate domains into a single degree, we afford students a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary study and work.




photo: Cathea Carey Teams Up with Fellow Huskies to Highlight Black Excellence at UW and Beyond

Cathea Carey Teams Up with Huskies to Highlight Black Excellence

First-year Health Services MPH student Cathea Carey has teamed up with fellow UW students Louie Leiva (MUP) and Tiana Brawley (MSW) and artistic director Cedric Jones to produce Black Excellence (BE) in Urban Planning, Public Service, Art and Advocacy, a multi-layered creative collaboration whose mission is “to elevate the narratives of Afro-Latino, African-American, Caribbean and African People.”   read more...

photo: Alumna Daron Ryan Studies Mindfulness Intervention to Promote Latina Mental Health

Alumna Daron Ryan Studies Mindfulness to Promote Latina Mental Health

Health Services alumna Daron Ryan (’16) has published her MPH thesis study in a new first-authored paper entitled “Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma (ALMA): An Evaluation of a Mindfulness Intervention to Promote Mental Health among Latina Immigrants.” The study’s co-authors include Daron’s thesis Chair and Principal Investigator, Health Services Associate Professor Dr. India Ornelas, as well as Health Services Adjunct Professor Dr. Bonnie Duran, among others.   read more...

photo: Alumna Beth Jacob-Files Founds Qualitative Consulting Company BJF Research

Alumna Beth Jacob-Files Founds Consulting Company BJF Research

After graduating from the Health Services MPH program in 2014, alumna Elizabeth (“Beth”) Jacob-Files founded her own consulting company, BJF Research, to provide qualitative health research expertise to hospitals, businesses, and non-profits in Seattle and beyond.   read more...