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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: PhD Alum Dr. Albert Farias is 2016 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar

Dr. Albert Farias: NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar

Health Services PhD alumnus Dr. Albert J. Farias was selected as a 2016 National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar. The number of applications received was extraordinarily high and the national selection process was competitive. He was selected based on his interest in becoming a health disparities research scholar and on his accomplishments to date. The Summer Institute on Health Disparities Science is scheduled to take place from Augu   read more...

photo: PhD Students and Alumni at AcademyHealth ARM 2016

PhD Students at AcademyHealth ARM 2016

Fifteen of our Health Services PhD students and numerous faculty and alumni attended the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in Boston, MA from June 26-28, 2016.   read more...

photo: PhD Student Julie Richards Wins $3,000 Ethel Taylor Endowed Scholarship

PhD Student Julie Richards Won $3,000 Ethel Taylor Endowed Scholarship

Health Services PhD student and Group Health employee Julie Richards won the $3,000 Ethel Taylor Endowed Scholarship from the Group Health Foundation.   read more...