• 2018 Public Health Research Day Poster Session

    2018 Public Health Research Day Poster Session

    HSR's Kevin Nguyen Wins Best Poster at Public Health Research Day Poster Session

  • Global Health Engagement

    Global Health Engagement

    Stefan Gravenstein collaborates with researchers at Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania 

  • Linda Resnick,

    Linda Resnick,

    2017 Magnuson Award honoree, (more) discusses the Life Under Kinetic Evolution Arm (LUKE) for veterans with upper-limb amputation in the Providence Business News

  • Diversity Scholars Network at ARM

    Diversity Scholars Network at ARM

    HSR doctoral candidate Michael Flores (3rd from L) is awarded a 2017 Diversity Scholars Award at AcademyHealth ARM

  • March for Science

    March for Science

    Stacey Springs, HSPP Investigator, Marches for Science at the R. I. State House

  • Dean Fox Wetle and Richard Besdine

    Dean Fox Wetle and Richard Besdine

     â€śMediterranean Diet and Health: A Lifelong Approach" conference in Ostuni, Italy in March 2017.
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  • Commencement 2017

    Commencement 2017

    HSR Graduate Program Director Amal Trivedi looks on as HSR Doctoral Student Andrew Zullo receives his diploma from Don Operario with Caroline Kuo and Dean Terrie Fox Wetle looking on. Read more

Health Services, Policy, and Practice

The Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice is dedicated to improving health for all through cutting-edge health services research and effective policy dissemination.  Our mission is to spearhead new and improved effective health and policy initiatives based in genuine respect for diverse individuals and communities.  We disseminate new knowledge and skills with a rigorous training program that provides rich course offerings, engaged teaching, and partnership in innovative research.

We believe that health care is an inherent right that must be maximized and protected through theoretically grounded, evidence-based policies.  Our faculty and students are directly involved in developing, testing, and disseminating innovative, multidisciplinary strategies built on collaborations with community groups, care providers, insurers, government, and numerous other stakeholders.  Together we are committed to achieving the best health through a fair and equitable system.

Thank you for visiting our website.  We hope you enjoy learning about our training opportunities, research programs, and the faculty, students, & staff who make them happen.  If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us: 

Health Services Research PhD Program

HSR students come to our program highly accomplished from varying backgrounds. Among the many reasons they cite for their success in the HSR Program are their supportive cohorts, encouraging and available faculty mentors, and a School which prides itself on selecting the best quality people to support students from orientation day to graduation.

Research Areas of Substantive Expertise

Aging/Gerontology Pharmacoepidemiology
Medicare and Medicaid policy research Physician-patient communication, shared decision-making, and stakeholder engagement
End of life and palliative care research                      Conditional economic incentives and behavioral economics
Nursing home care quality HIV
Evidence synthesis and meta-analysis Disparities