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PhD Program in Health Services
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PhD Program in Health Services

Our program's mission is to train the next generation of health services researchers and to prepare them to provide leadership in the field. Our graduates pursue research careers in top-tier universities, research and policy-making organizations, the health care industry, and government agencies. In recognition of the complex issues facing health services today and tomorrow, we are committed to training students who will contribute to the health of diverse populations by producing high-quality research on important topics and translating the results to practice and policy.

The PhD Program in Health Services consistently ranks among the best. Our program offers exceptional instruction in research methods, evaluation, health care systems, health policy research, and the social determinants of health.

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PhD Program Leadership Transition

We are delighted to announce that our PhD program has a new leadership team: Dr. Emily Williams (Program Director) and Dr. Jessica Jones-Smith (Associate Director). Welcome!   read more...

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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...