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PhD Program in Health Services

Our program's mission is to train the next generation of health services researchers and to prepare them to provide leadership in the field. Our graduates pursue research careers in top-tier universities, research and policy-making organizations, the health care industry, and government agencies. In recognition of the complex issues facing health services today and tomorrow, we are committed to training students who will contribute to the health of diverse populations by producing high-quality research on important topics and translating the results to practice and policy.

The PhD Program in Health Services consistently ranks among the best. Our program offers exceptional instruction in research methods, evaluation, health care systems, health policy research, and the social determinants of health.

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photo: Join Us for a Virtual Meet and Greet

Join Us for a Virtual Meet and Greet

The Health Services PhD Program welcomes you to join us for a virtual meet-and-greet session on July 19, 2020. Hear directly from our community members about what it’s like to be a Husky, including the student experience, research and mentoring, alumni careers, life in Seattle, and more.   read more...

photo: National Public Health Week 2020 Story Round-Up

National Public Health Week 2020 Story Round-Up

Happy National Public Health Week 2020! Thanks for following along with our daily featured stories, showcasing work by alumni, students, and faculty in the University of Washington School of Public Health Department of Health Services. (Story round-up under the cut.)   read more...

photo: Health Equity Circle Students Lobby for Comprehensive Sexual Education

Health Equity Circle Students Lobby for Comprehensive Sexual Education

On February 17th, 2020, more than 40 students organized a Lobby Day on behalf of Health Equity Circle. Collectively, these students lobbied legislators in both the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives for was universal comprehensive sexual health education in all public K-12 schools. Says Health Services MPH student Hannah Rapp, “Thanks to our advocacy efforts and the coordinated work of many other partners, this bill passed the legislature and will become law effective June 11, 2020!”   read more...