The Health Services PhD program balances comprehensive instruction in the determinants and disparities of population health with knowledge of the health care system and health policy. The program also provides rigorous methodological training in several key disciplines, enabling students to conduct interdisciplinary research with practical applications for policy and practice.
The University of Washington is committed to excellence through diversity, and our program's curriculum promotes an understanding of the means by which social inequities and racism, generated by power and privilege, undermine health.
Finally, each student chooses an area of emphasis in which they acquire comprehensive knowledge of theory, content, and methods. Working collaboratively with faculty, each student applies this expertise to health services research and health policy issues.