Health Policy


About Health Policy

Programs in health policy prepare students to become health policy decision makers at the local, state, and national levels. Our doctoral and master's degrees, graduate certificate, and undergraduate health policy programs train students to work in federal and state health and human services agencies, to become consultants, to support the work of foundations, and to engage with advocacy organizations in the United States and abroad. At various levels, students gain a working understanding of health policy processes, analysis and statistical methods, economics, the politics of health policy making, and public advocacy and communication skills.

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Alison Cuellar

Alison Evans Cuellar, PhD
Section Chief for
Health Policy
Phone: 703-993-1929
Fax: 703-993-4009


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Faculty have been awarded millions of dollars in research grants and contracts to work with public and private health entities to conduct program and policy evaluations, assess comparative-effectiveness, and monitor outcomes. Learn more in Health Policy Research.