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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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Info Sessions

October 15, 2019, 12-1 p.m.
November 19, 2019, 12-1 p.m.

Watch a recorded information session at your convenience.

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Erica Chavez Santos Wins $5K Labor Relations Award

PhD student Erica Chavez Santos (HServ) was awarded a LERA-Bassett Scholarship in Labor Relations worth $5,500 from the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies to support her work to address occupational health disparities.   read more...

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Health Services On the Road

Considering a graduate degree in Health Services? Our MPH and PhD programs are traveling across Washington and the nation to meet with YOU! Come by and connect with our friendly admissions reps at these upcoming events.   read more...

photo: Can health care providers help prevent firearm suicides?

Can Health Care Providers Help Prevent Firearm Suicides?

Julie E. Richards, a PhD candidate with the Department of Health Services in the University of Washington School of Public Health, will lead a team in evaluating how clinicians could help prevent some suicides by asking patients about their access to firearms when they are receiving mental health-related care.   read more...