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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: Janet Sanchez Attends NCI Career Development Workshop

Janet Sanchez Attends NCI Career Development Workshop

Rising 4th-year UW Doctoral Program in Health Services student Janet Sanchez attended the Professional Development and Mock Review Workshop: Training for Independence sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities from June 28-29, 2018.   read more...

photo: Health Services PhD at AcademyHealth ARM 2018

Health Services PhD at AcademyHealth ARM 2018

Numerous Health Services PhD students, faculty, and alumni attended the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in Seattle from June 24-26, 2018. Our students and alumni presented nearly 40 poster and podium presentations at ARM, and enjoyed a gathering with prospective students at a local restaurant, Long Provincial Vietnamese Restaurant.   read more...

photo: Emily Williams Awarded $456,000 Grant to Study Alcohol Use in Transgender Community

Emily Williams Awarded $456,000 Grant to Study Transgender Alcohol Use

Dr. Emily Williams, associate professor of health services at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has received a two-year, $456,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study alcohol use among transgender adults.   read more...