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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 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...

photo: Congratulations, 2016 PhD Graduates!

Congratulations, 2016 PhD Graduates!

Congratulations to our PhD graduates for 2016: Rosa Avila, Sarah Beth Barnett, Shuva Dawadi, Laura Fraade-Blanar, David Kim, Jeremy Snider, and Lindsay White.   read more...