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PhD Program in Health Services

Area of Emphasis

Evaluative Sciences and Statistics

Lead Faculty:   Emily Williams

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 526
Bayesian Statistics (3)

BIOST 536
Categorical Data Analysis in Epidemiology (4)

BIOST 537
Survival Data Analysis in Epidemiology (4)

BIOST 540
Longitudinal and Multilevel Data Analysis (3)

BIOST 544
Introduction to Biomedical Data Science (4)

BIOST 546
Machine Learning for Biomedical and Public Health Big Data (3)

BIOST 556
Introduction to Statistics and Probability (5)

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 554
Statistical Methods for Spatial 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 569
Visualizing Data (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)


Evaluation and Cost-effectiveness

ECON 454
Cost-Benefit Analysis (5)

HEOR 530
Economic Evaluation in Health and Medicine (3)

HEOR 532
Advanced Methods in Economic and Outcomes Evaluation in Health and Medicine (3)


Econometrics

ECON 580
Econometrics I (4)

ECON 581
Econometrics II (4)


Survey Methods

HSERV 527
Survey Research Methods (4)

BIOST 529/CS&SS 529
Sample Survey Techniques (3)

EDPSY 539
Classic Test Theory Reliability and Validity (3)

EDPSY 591/2
Item Response Theory (3)


Epidemiology

EPI 542
Clinical Epidemiology (2)

EPI 555/BIOST 555/ GH 534
Statistical Methods for Spatial Epidemiology (3)

EPI 570
Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology (2)

EPI 573
Methods and Issues in Using Biological Measurements in Epidemiological Research (3)

EPI 548/HSERV 548
Research Methods for Social and Contextual Determinants of Health (3)


Methods

BIOST 524
Design of Medical Studies (3)

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

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

NMETH 588
Mixed Methods Research for Health Sciences (4)

PUBPOL 513
Public Policy Analysis (3)

EDLPS 574
Mixed Methods in Educational Research (3)

GH 535
Advanced Methods for Global Health I (4)

GH 537
Advanced Methods for Global Health III (4)


Qualitative Methods

HSERV 517
Qualitative Research Methods: An Introduction (3)

G H 539
Analyzing Qualitative Data (3)

GEOG 425
Qualitative Methodology in Geography (5)

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

SOC WL 585, 586
Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research (3)