PhD Program

  • 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

  • Commencement 2018

    Commencement 2018

    2018 HSR Program Graduates (L to R) Ben Silver, Michael Flores, Alexandra Ellis, Megan Cole

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Program Description

The doctoral program in health services research offers training in research methods to advance knowledge of issues central to the improvement of population health by focusing on organizational characteristics of health care delivery systems, providers, and economic forces that shape consumer and provider behavior, as well as the policy environment in which these relationships exist. The competency-based curriculum provides students with a strong analytic foundation and general health services research orientation.  Students may select an emphasis area in pharmaceutical health services research, organizational sociology, or health economics; or select a general health services research track.

The 2017-2018 Student Handbook for HSR (see bottom of page) can provide you with more detailed information.

Degree Requirements

Specialty Tracks

Required Courses 

Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Courses

FAQs

Student Tools

Financial Support

Providence and Beyond

Major areas of faculty research include long-term care research, pharmaceutical health services research, quality measurement and improvement, medicare policy, eliminating racial disparities, evaluation of state policies, and end of life care. Strengths of the program include its student-centric approach to learning, high faculty to student ratio, and hands on experience conducting supervised research.

Funding via fellowship, teaching assistantship and research assistantship is available for those admitted to the PhD program. 

PhD Program Application Deadline

Graduate Program Director   | Academic Program Coordinator
Amal Trivedi, MD, MPH          | Lisa Noble 

    HSR DOCTORAL STUDENTS: LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE

HSR Doctoral Student Kevin Nguyen wins Best Doctoral or Post-Doctoral Trainee Poster at Brown's 2018 Public Health Research DayHSR Doctoral Student Kevin Nguyen wins Best Doctoral or Post-Doctoral Trainee Poster at Brown's 2018 Public Health Research Day



The 2017-2018 Student Handbook for HSR can provide you with more detailed information.