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PhD Program in Health Services
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The mission of the PhD program in Health Services is to train the next generation of health services researchers and to prepare them to provide leadership in the field. The program is designed to prepare graduates for research careers in universities, research and policy-making organizations, the health care industry, and government agencies.


The University of Washington's PhD program in Health Services, in recognition of the complex issues facing health care today and tomorrow, is committed to training students who will contribute to the public health of the population by producing high quality research on important topics and translating the results to practice and policy.

photo: Kerry Beckman Publishes Novel Research on Sexual Assault in Transgender Veterans

Kerry Beckman Publishes Research on Sexual Assault in Transgender Vets

Third-year Health Services PhD student Kerry Beckman, MPH has first-authored a new article on military sexual assault in transgender veterans, published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress in April 2018. Kerry’s co-authors include Health Services Adjunct Assistant Professor Dr. Keren Lehavot, among others.   read more...

photo: Jeanne Sears Abstract on Opioid Overdose Trajectories Named Best of AcademyHealth ARM 2018

Jeanne Sears Abstract Named Best of AcademyHealth ARM 2018

Dr. Jeanne Sears' abstract “Opioid Overdose Hospitalization Trajectories in States with and without Opioid Dosing Guidelines” has been chosen as one of 8 “best of” submissions to the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) 2018. Congratulations, Jeanne!   read more...

photo: Alumna Dr. Kara Bensley Publishes Dissertation Study on Racial/Ethnic Differences in Alcohol Use and Mortality Risk among Men Living with HIV

Kara Bensley Publishes Dissertation on Race, Alcohol, and HIV

Health Services PhD alumna Kara Bensley, PhD, MSc (’17) has published her doctoral dissertation paper, “Racial/ethnic differences in the association between alcohol use and mortality among men living with HIV,” in the Addiction Science & Clinical Practice journal. The study’s co-authors include Kara’s dissertation Chair, Health Services Associate Professor Dr. Emily Williams as well as Health Services Associate Professors Dr. India Ornelas and Dr. Gary Chan, among others.   read more...