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School of Public Health
PhD Program in Health Services

Area of Emphasis

Evaluative Sciences and Statistics

Lead Faculty:   David Grembowski

This area of emphasis provides the student with advanced methods and analytic skills. The student may choose to acquire in-depth skills in a specific field, such as evaluation, econometrics, or statistical techniques; or, the student may choose a combination of courses that provide skills in a broader area, such as survey research methods, outcomes assessment, or qualitative methods. In any case, the goal is to develop in-depth knowledge of research methods and analytical techniques that can be applied to the dissertation topic in health services research.


Required Courses: 

HSERV 584
Assessing Outcomes in Health & Medicine (3)


With the guidance of your mentor, choose at least four additional courses.

At least two of the four additional courses must be from the Statistics list.

A minimum of 15 credits must be earned.


Statistics

BIOST 516
Statistical Methods in Genetic Epidemiology (3)

BIOST 536
Categorical Data Analysis (4)

BIOST 537
Survival Data Analysis (4)

BIOST 540
Correlated Data Regression (3)

CS&SS 508
Introduction to R for Social Scientists (1)

CS&SS 510
Maximum Likelihood Methods for the Social Sciences (5)

CS&SS 526
Structural Equation Models for the Social Sciences (3)

CS&SS 529
Sample Survey Techniques (3)

CS&SS 536
Analysis of Categorical and Count Data (3)

CS&SS 560
Hierarchical Modeling for the Social Sciences (4)

CS&SS 564
Bayesian Statistics for the Social Sciences (4)

CS&SS 566
Causal Modeling (4)

CS&SS 567
Statistical Analysis of Social Networks (4)

CS&SS 589
Multivariate Data Analysis for the Social Sciences (3)

STAT 516, 517, 518
Stochastic Modeling of Scientific Data (4,4,4)

STAT 519
Time Series Analysis (3)

STAT 542
Multivariate Analysis (3)

NMETH 590
Bayesian Statistical Methods (3)


Evaluation and Cost-effectiveness

HSERV 583
Economic Evaluation in Health & Medicine (3)

ECON 454
Cost-Benefit Analysis (5)


Econometrics

ECON 580
Econometrics I (4)

ECON 581
Econometrics II (4)


Survey Methods

HSERV 527
Survey Research Methods (4)

BIOST 529
Sample Survey Techniques (3)

SOC WL 590
Psychosocial Scale Construction and Measurement (3)

EDPSY 588
Survey Research Methodology & Theory (3)

EDPSY 592
Advanced Educational Measurements (3)

EDPSY 595
Item Response Theory Models of Testing (3)

GH 533
Population Health Measurement (4)


Epidemiology

EPI 515
Topics in Epidemiological Methods (3)

EPI 528
Exposure Measurement in Epidemiology (3)

EPI 542
Clinical Epidemiology (2)

EPI 570
Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology (2)

EPI 573
Methods in Using Biological Measurements (3)


Methods

BIOST 524
Design of Medical Studies (3)

HSERV 529
Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis of Evidence (3)

MEBI 541
Introduction to Systematic Reviews & Meta-analysis of Evidence (2)

PB AF 513
Public Policy Analysis (3)


Qualitative Methods

HSERV 526
Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health (3)

HSERV 521
Advanced Qualitative Methods in Anthropology and Public Health (5)

GEOG 426
Qualitative Methods in Geography (4)

EDPSY 586, 587
Qualitative Methods of Educational Research (5)