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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: Health Services at Roz and Ray 11/5/16

Health Services at Roz and Ray

Health Services faculty members Department Chair Dr. Jeff Harris and Dr. India Ornelas joined playwright Karen Hartman for an engaging discussion of the public health issues explored in her play, Roz and Ray.   read more...

photo: Alum Dr. Laura Blanar

Alum Dr. Laura Blanar's Research Featured by ASPPH

Health Services PhD alumna Dr. Laura Blanar worked with SPH faculty Dr. Beth Ebel on a study finding that laws designed to reduce distracted driving need an update.   read more...

photo: HSERV Alum Dr. Tracy Hilliard is Race/Equity Consultant for SPH

HSERV Alum Dr. Tracy Hilliard is Race/Equity Consultant for SPH

We are thrilled to announce that Health Services MPH and PhD alumna Dr. Tracy Hilliard has been hired as an external consultant to assist the School in developing a strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion.   read more...