Health Services Research, PhD

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Health Services Research

Graduates of this 72 credit hour post-master's program are scholars, educators, researchers, and leaders in health care organizations, health care consulting firms, higher education, government and nonprofit organizations, and private businesses that support or regulate public and private health service entities. The program features two concentrations: Health Systems and Policy and Knowledge Discovery and Health Informatics. Students in the program acquire the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to creatively research complex health and health system problems. In our program, you will identify and develop innovations in health policy and health analytics, including health informatics, to inform the way we finance, organize, and deliver health care services for individuals, populations, and communities.

The PhD in Health Services Research program consists of a common core curriculum, concentration, and elective courses in either Health Systems and Policy or Knowledge Discovery and Health Informatics, and dissertation sequence courses.

Concentrations

Health Systems and Policy

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Understand health system functioning and health policy (state and federal), and the factors affecting health care service delivery and public health.

Knowledge Discovery and Health Informatics

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Understand advanced data analytics and data complexity, as well as information generation, processing, and use for clinical, administrative, and research purposes.

Questions?

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