PhD in Health Services Research
About the PhD in Health Services Research
The PhD program in Health Services Research at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health prepares professionals for a career in conducting data-driven health services research. This unique program strongly emphasizes applied health services research skills, including study design, data management, statistics and other quantitative methods. There are opportunities to organize coursework based on interests such as health economics or health outcomes.
Graduates will be prepared to address the practical challenges of conducting health services research in the multidisciplinary research environments of academia, government, consulting and industry. The mentored research program will prepare independent researchers skilled at designing and conducting health services research, leveraging a variety of study designs, primary data collection approaches, and primary and secondary databases to inform healthcare delivery and health policy.