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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: UW Health Services PhD Prospective Student Reception 6/24/18

UW Health Services PhD Prospective Student Reception 6/24/18

The PhD program in Health Services at the University of Washington welcomes you to Seattle! Prospective students: Please join our faculty, students, and alumni for a complimentary reception from 6-8pm on 6/24 at Long Provincial Vietnamese Restaurant, and learn why our doctoral program consistently ranks among the best.   read more...

photo: Doctoral Student Sungchul Park Publishes Dissertation Paper in Health Economics

Doctoral Student Sungchul Park Published in Health Economics

Congratulations to fifth-year doctoral student Sungchul Park, whose dissertation paper "Alternative evaluation metrics for risk adjustment methods," co-authored with Chair Anirban Basu, has been accepted for publication in Health Economics!   read more...

photo: Alumnae Drs. Cynthia Pearson and Myra Parker Develop New Curriculum Prioritizing Tribal Sovereignty, Cultural Respect

Alumnae Develop New Curriculum Prioritizing Tribal Sovereignty

Health Services alumnae Dr. Cynthia Pearson and Dr. Myra Parker have developed a training curriculum for scientists and members of tribal communities that clearly explains informed consent, tribal sovereignty and culturally respectful study, and have co-authored an article about the new curriculum, published in Critical Public Health.   read more...