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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: Alum Dr. Laura Blanar

Alum Dr. Laura Blanar's Research on Older Workers Featured by ASPPH

Health Services PhD alumna Dr. Laura Blanar worked with SPH faculty Drs. Jeanne Sears, Gary Chan, Beth Ebel, and Paul Crane on a study finding that older workers whose physical abilities do not meet the demands of their jobs are at high risk of occupational injury.   read more...

photo: Accepted Applicant Visit Days 2017

Accepted Applicant Visit Days 2017

The PhD program in Health Services enjoyed a busy Visit Days weekend with prospective members of the incoming class of 2017. Applicants met with faculty and students one-on-one and in group settings, and visited three of our partner research centers.   read more...

photo: Health Services PhD Pubs Round-Up

Health Services PhD Pubs Round-Up

Health Services PhD students, alumni and faculty are publishing on a variety of topics in health services, including the social determinants of health, health promotion, health economics, occupational health, and health systems. View a selection of recent pubs here.   read more...