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Health Services, Research, Policy & Administration PhD

 

This PhD program trains students for positions as researchers and teachers in top universities, government agencies, and health insurance, provider and consulting organizations.

The program provides a multidisciplinary examination of the social, political and economic forces that affect the organization, financing and delivery of health care services. This is an ideal field for students interested in affecting policy and having an impact on health care systems.

The field of health services research is concerned with access to health care, its quality, cost and outcomes. Researchers examine and evaluate the economic, political, management, behavioral and sociological forces that affect healthcare services. Health services researchers may enter academia, work with national policymakers to link their research results to policy initiatives, or hold positions as senior researchers in the public or private sector.

The PhD degree in HSRP&A has a multidisciplinary core and seven areas of emphasis from which the student will choose a specialty area. These areas of emphasis will become the foundation for the dissertation. The program also requires written and oral preliminary exams, and the writing of a thesis.

Required Coursework

All doctoral students complete coursework in the required core area, specialized area of emphasis courses, and a supporting program within their emphasis.

Options for areas of emphasis include (see next panel for more details):

  • Multidisciplinary Social Sciences
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Health Decision Science
  • Health Organization and Management Science
  • Clinical Outcomes Research
  • Health Policy
  • Health Economics

Program Curriculum

47-57 Total Course Credits (depending on the chosen area of emphasis)

PhD Core Courses

  • PubH 7401 Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference (4)
  • PubH 7402 Biostatistical Modeling & Methods (4)

or

  • ApEc 8211/8212 Econometric Analysis (8)
  • PubH 8810 Research Studies in Health Care (3)
  • PubH 8811 Research Studies in Health Care (3)
  • PubH 8830 Writing for Research (2)
  • PubH 8831 Writing for Research (2)
  • PubH 8341 Advanced Epidemiological Methods (3)
  • PubH 6832 Economics of the Health Care System (3)
  • PubH 6855 Medical Sociology (3)
  • PubH 6742, Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1)
  • PubH 8801 Health Services Policy Analysis (3) (Choose the policy course required for your Area of Emphasis)

Sample Schedule

Fall Spring
Year One PubH 7401, Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference (4 cr)
ApEc 811 Economic analysis(4 cr) or
PubH 6832, Economics of the Health Care System (3 cr)
PubH 8810, Seminar: Research Studies in Health Care (3 cr)
PubH 7402, Biostatistical Modeling and Methods (4 cr)
ApEc 8212 Econometic Analysis II (4 cr) or
PubH 6855, Medical Soc (3 cr)
Year Two PubH 8811, Research Studies in Healthcare (3 cr)
PubH 8801, Health Services Policy Analysis (3 cr)
PubH 831 Avanced Epidemiology Methods (3 cr)
PubH 6742, Ethics in Health Care: Research and Policy (1 cr)
PubH 8830, Writing for Research (2 cr)
Year Three PubH 8831, Writing for Research (2 cr)

Dual/Joint Degrees and Collaborative Programs

  • JD/PhD in HSRP&A – Joint degree in Law, Health and the Life Sciences through the Law School
  • MD/PhD Joint degree with medicine

Collaborative Programs

Doctoral Program in Occupational Health Services Research and Policy – Collaborative degree between the Divisions of Environmental Health Sciences, and the doctoral program in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, in the Division of Health Policy and Management

Collaboration with Applied Economics and the HSRP&A Doctoral Program – The Division of Health Policy and Management is a co-sponsor of the Applied Economics Graduate Program, a unique partnership of applied economists in four units within the University of Minnesota.

HSRP&A Minors

Exams & Thesis

Doctoral students must pass 2-3 preliminary written exams and an oral preliminary exam. The oral exam is actually the defense of the student’s research proposal. When all the preliminary exams are passed, the student embarks full time on the research and writing of the dissertation.

  • Clinical Outcomes Research
    The Clinical Outcomes Research track is designed to train health services researchers who wish to study clinical care, costs and outcomes. Their research may be conducted using observational (quasi-experimental) studies, randomized clinical trials or analyses of secondary data sets, including administrative data. Honing these skills requires a combination of epidemiology, statistics, measurement, and interpretative expertise.

    These individuals would develop their epidemiology skills and take courses to expand their understanding of how to measure outcomes of health care. Many will want to include work in cost-effectiveness as well.

    Core Courses

    Required Core Policy Course:

    • EITHER: PubH 8801 – Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory (3) (Fall)
    • OR PubH 6835 – Principles of Health Policy (2) (Spring)

    Area of Emphasis Required Coursework:

    • PUBH 6342 – Epidemiology II (3) Spring
    • PUBH 6343 – Epidemiology III (4) Fall
    • PubH 6864 – Conducting Health Outcomes Research (3) Spring
    • PubH 6863 – Understanding Healthcare Quality (2) Fall (Not offered 2010-11)
    • PubH 7450 – Survival Analysis (3) Fall

    Supporting Program (Must total minimum 12 credits)

    Courses not listed here may be used with approval of the Area of Emphasis director or designee. Supporting program must be approved by the Area faculty.

    • PubH 6717 – Decision Analysis for Healthcare (2) Fall
    • PubH 6862 – Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3) Spring
    • PubH 8813 – Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors (3) Spring, odd years
    • PubH 6803 – Conducting a Systematic Literature Review (3) Spring
    • PubH 7430 – Statistical Methods of Correlated Data (3) Fall
    • PubH 6810 – Survey Research Methods (3) Fall

    Total Core Credits:

    56-57 (includes core and Area of Emphasis)

    Prelim Exams:

    Methods and the Clinical Outcomes exam which is a 72 hour take home exam format.

    Clinical Outcomes Faculty

    : Bob Kane, Beth Virnig, Marshall McBean, John Kralewski, Karen Kuntz

  • Health Decision Science
    Health Decision Science consists of a collection of quantitative methods used to evaluate decision making under uncertainty, which include decision analysis, meta-analysis, predictive modeling, disease simulation modeling, cognitive psychology, shared decision making, quality-of-life assessment, utility elicitation, health outcomes assessment, cost-effectiveness analysis, health economics, pharmacoeconomics, technology assessment, evidence-based medicine, medical informatics, and discrete event simulation.

    The concentration in decision sciences prepares students for research careers that involve the application of these methods to public health and clinical problems.

    Required Courses

    Core Policy Courses:

    • PubH 6835 – Principles of Health Policy (2) (Spring)
    • Area of Emphasis Required Coursework
    • PubH 6717 – Decision Analysis for Health Care (2) (Fall)
    • PubH 6862 – Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3) (Spring)
    • PubH 6809 – Advanced Methods in Health Decision Science (3) (Spring)

    Choose a minimum of 2 credits from the following:

    • Independent Study with Dr. Francois Sainfort on Multiattribute Utility Theory (email Dr. Sainfort for more information: sainfort@umn.edu) (Fall)
    • IDSC 8721 – Behavioral Decision Theory (2) (Spring, even years)
    • IDSC 8711 – Cognitive Sciences (4) (Fall)
    • IDSC 8511 – Conceptual Topics and Research Methods in Information and Decision Sciences (4) (Fall)

    Supporting Program

    Must total a minimum of 12 credits, and must be approved by the Area faculty.

    Sample supporting program courses:

    • IE 5112 – Introduction to Operations Research (3) Fall
    • PubH 7450 – Survival Analysis (3) Fall
    • PubH 7420 – Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation and Analysis (3) Spring
    • PubH 7440 – Introduction to Bayes Analysis (3) Spring

    Total Course Credits:

    52-53 (Includes core and Area of Emphasis)

    Prelim Exams:

    Methods and Decision Science exam, which is a 5 hour classroom format.

    Decision Science Faculty:

    Karen Kuntz and John Nyman, Francois Sainfort

  • Health Economics
    The goal of the Health Economics area of emphasis is to train health economists who will out-compete PhDs from the top economics departments for all jobs except those in economics departments. The curriculum includes a broad menu of health economics related courses in addition to the multidisciplinary core courses.

    Prerequisites

    • Calculus and micro-economics

    Core Courses

    Required Core Policy Course:

    • PubH 8801 – Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory (3) (Fall)

    Area of Emphasis Required Coursework:

    • PubH 6832 – Economics of the Health Care System (3) (Fall)
    • PubH 8821 – Health Economics II (3) (Spring even years)
    • Econ 8001-2-3-4 – Microeconomic Analysis (8) (Fall and spring)

    Supporting Program

    Must total minimum 12 credits and must be approved by the Area faculty. Choose two methods courses from the following:

    • ApEc 8211-12 – Economic Analysis (4) Fall
    • Econ 8205-6-7-8 – Applied Econometrics (4) Fall
    • HRIR 8811 – Advanced Quantitative Research Methods in HRIR (2-4) (offered irregularly)
    • HRIR 8812 – HRIR Research Methodology (2-4) (offered irregularly)
    • Econ 8117-8 – Non-cooperative Game Theory (4) Fall, but not Fall, 2010
    • ApEc 8202 – Mathematical Optimization in Applied Economics (3) Fall
    • ApEc 8205 – Applied Game Theory (3) Spring
    • ApEc 8206 – Dynamic Optimization: Applications in Economics and Management (3) Spring

    Additional Supporting Program Options:

    • Econ 8xxx – Graduate Courses in Economics (3)
    • ApEc 8xxx – Graduate Field courses in Applied Economics (3)
    • PubH 6862 – Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3) Spring

    Total Course Credits

    : 56-57 (Includes core and Area of Emphasis)

    Prelim Exams:

    Methods and the Econ Area exams (2): a 5 hour classroom format exam AND the micro economics exam for econ minors (in the econ department)

    Econ Faculty:

    Roger Feldman, John Nyman, Bob Town, Jean Abraham, Jon Christianson, Jeff McCullough, Pinar Karaca-Mandic

  • Health Organization and Management Science
    This doctoral track is designed for doctoral students interested in research and/or academic careers in the organizational and management sciences. HOMS is a collaborative effort between Health Policy & Management faculty and faculty in other University of Minnesota departments to provide you access to national leaders in organizational and management sciences.

    The HOMS core provides you a theoretical foundation in two of the core management areas – organizational theory, organizational behavior, decision-making, or operations management – and assists in developing your methodological skills in social networks and/or qualitative research. HOMS students are expected to use their supporting program to develop more expertise in organizational and management sciences and apply this material in a healthcare setting of their choice.

    Core Courses

    Required Core Policy Course:

    • EITHER: PubH 8801 – Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory (3) (Fall)
    • OR PubH 6835 – Principles of Health Policy (2) (Spring)

    Area of Emphasis Required Coursework Sample courses. Area of Emphasis faculty must approve.

    Theoretical Foundations (6-8 credits):

    • IDSC 8711 – Cognitive Science (4) (Fall)
    • MGMT 8301 – Seminar in Organizational Behavior (4) (Fall even years)
    • MGMT 8302 – Seminar in Organizations Theory (4) (Fall even years)
    • OMS 8721 – Management of Technical Operations (3) (Spring odd years)
    • OMS 8745 – Research on Quality Management (3) (Fall, odd years)
    • PubH 8894 – Directed Research: Doctoral Seminar in Health Care Organizational Research (Spring, odd years)
    • SOC 8412 – Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods (3) (Fall, odd years)

    Methods Foundations (2-3 credits):

    • SOC 8412 – Social Network Analysis (3) (Fall odd years)
    • NURS 8171 – Qualitative Research Design and Methods (3-4) (Spring)

    Supporting Program (must total minimum of 12 credits)

    Student selects courses with their advisor and obtains approval from the Area of Emphasis faculty.

    Total Course Credits

    51-54 (Includes core, Area of Emphasis and supporting program)

    Prelim Exams:

    Methods and HOMS prelim exam, which requires a paper in this area.

    HOMS Faculty:

    Jim Begun, Jon Christianson, John Kralewski, Gordon Mosser, Sandy Potthoff, Vern Weckwerth, Francois Sainfort, Doug Wholey

  • Health Policy and Analysis
    The emphasis area in Health Policy is designed to prepare students for careers in research, teaching, and public service in academic, governmental and public policy settings.The focus of this area includes multi-disciplinary training in the social sciences; application of quantitative research methods; rigorous writing and communication skill-based training.

    Students will receive the core doctoral-level training in health services research with an emphasis on U.S. Health Policy and applied Policy Analysis. It is expected that graduates will play key leadership roles in creatively addressing the current state and national issues in health policy including efforts to improve the health of populations; approaches to measuring and assuring quality of care; and efforts to improve health care financing, delivery and access to care.

    Prerequisites

    Take, substitute or test out by end of 1st year:

    • PubH 6724 – Public Health and the US Health Care System (3) (Fall or spring), OR PubH 6556 – Health and Health Systems (2) (fall)

    Core Courses

    Required Core Policy Course

    • PubH 6835 – Principles of Health Policy (2) (spring)

    Area of Emphasis Required Coursework

    • PubH 6845 – Demographic Data for Policy Analysis (3) (spring)
    • PubH 8801 – Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory (3) (fall)
    • PubH 8802 – Applications in Health Services Policy (2) (spring, odd years)

    Supporting Program

    (must total minimum 12 credits, must be approved by the Area faculty.)

    1. Suggested Focus on Methods: Choose courses to fit individual needs with approval of advisor.

    • PubH 6717 – Decision Analysis for Health Care (2) (fall)
    • PubH 6810 – Survey Research Methods (3) (fall)
    • PubH 6862 – Cost Effectiveness Analysis (3) (spring)
    • PubH 8813 – Measurement Health-Related Social Factors (3) (spring, odd years)
    • PubH 6811 – Health Disparities in Research (2) (fall, even years)

    OR

    2. Topic-Specific Area Focus – Must be approved prior to taking courses (e.g., LTC, Economics, Health Disparities, Ethics, or other courses with approval of policy faculty)

    Total Course Credits:

    53 (Core Credits: 30; Area of Emphasis: 11; Supporting: 12)

    Prelim Exams:

    Methods exam and Policy exam, the format of which is a policy analysis paper.

    Policy Faculty:

    Lynn Blewett, Bob Kane, Rosalie Kane, Ira Moscovice, Bryan Dowd, Jon Christianson

  • Multidisciplinary Social Sciences
    The Multidisciplinary Social Sciences area of emphasis is designed or doctoral students who want a broad introduction to analytic perspectives from economics, sociology and political science. In addition to the core coursework, students are required to take a second course in economics and sociology or organization theory, a course in American politics, and a third course in either economics or sociology/organizations, depending on their choice of preliminary written examination.

    Core Program

    Required Policy Course:

    • PubH 8801 – Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory (3) (Fall)

    Area of Emphasis Required Coursework:

    • PUBH 8805 – Sociological Theory in Health Services Research (3) (Per cohort request)
    • APEC 5151 – Applied Microeconomics: Firm and Household (3) (Fall)
    • Choose one additional theory course—to be decided with your advisor

    Sample options:

    • PubH 6862 – Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3) (Spring-not offered Spring 2008)
    • PubH 8821 – Health Economics II (3) (Spring, even years)
    • APEC 8203 – Applied Welfare Economics and Policy (3) (Spring)
    • SOC 8701 – Sociological Theory (4) (Fall)
    • SOC 8721 – Theories of Social Psychology (3) (offered irregularly)

    Supporting Program

    Student chooses a minimum of 12 credits for the supporting program with the approval of the MULTI faculty. It also has to be submitted to the Graduate Faculty for approval.

    Total Core Credits:

    52-53 (includes core, Area of Emphasis and supporting program)

    Prelim Exams:

    Methods and a choice of either the in-house econ exam, which is a 5 hour classroom format, OR the sociology exam, which is in the writing of a research paper.

    MULTI Faculty:

    Bryan Dowd, lead member, and all other Graduate Faculty in the Division of HPM

  • Sociology of Health and Illness
    Sociology of Health and Illness emphasizes fundamental issues in medical sociology; social stratification, the social construction of health and illness, population dynamics and demographic forces. A supporting program in this field prepares students for research focused on how social structures, organizations and relationships shape the experience of health and illness.

    Students may instead choose a minor in sociology (Sociology department), or demography (Minnesota Population Center). Students will also learn about methods appropriate for analyses of social behavior.

    Examples of research topics in the Sociology of Health and Illness include: analysis of health disparities; social predictors of health care utilization and costs; analysis of social stress; and understanding variation in illness behavior.

    Core Coursework

    Required Core Policy Course:

    • EITHER: PUBH 8801 – Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory (3) (Fall)
    • OR PUBH 6835 – Principles of Health Policy (2) (Spring)

    Area of Emphasis Required Coursework: Theoretical Foundations (6 credits)

    Sample courses. Area faculty must approve:

    • PubH 8805 – Sociological Theory in HSR (3) Offered by cohort request
    • SOC 8701 – Sociological Theory (4) Offered periodically (Fall, 2010)
    • SOC 8731 – Sociology of Knowledge (3) Offered periodically
    • MGMT 8302 – Seminar in Organizations Theory (4) Offered periodically
    • SOC 8211 – Race Relations Theory (3) Offered periodically

    Supporting Program (must total minimum of 12 credits)

    Minimum of 8 credits in area of specialization (disparities, demography, social networks, family, etc.) AND 4-6 credits in advanced methodology. Supporting program must be approved by the area faculty.

    Sample specialization courses (8-9 cr):

    • SOC 8735 – Sociology of Culture (3) Offered periodically (Fall, 2010)
    • SOC 8590 – Topics in Life Course Sociology (3) Offered periodically (Fall, 2010)
    • SOC 8390 – Topics in Political Sociology (3) Offered periodically
    • SOC 8101 – Sociology of Law (3) Offered periodically
    • SOC 8290 – Topics in Social Stratification (3) Offered periodically
    • SOC 8501 – Sociology of the Family (3) Offered periodically
    • SOC 8221 – Sociological of Gender (3) Offered periodically

    Sample advanced methodology courses (4-6 cr):

    • PubH 8813 – Measurement of Health Related Social Factors (3) (spring odd years)
    • PubH 6811 – Health Disparities Research: Data, Measures, and Methods (2) (fall, even years)
    • POL 8126 – Qualitative Methods (3) Fall 2010-requires instructor permission
    • PubH 6845 – Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis (3) (spring)
    • PSY 8881 – Seminar in Quantitative and Psychological Measurement (1) (Fall 2010). May need instructor permission.

    Total Course Credits:

    48-52 (Includes core and Area of Emphasis)

    Prelim Exams:

    Methods and Sociology exam, which is a paper with sociology focus.

    Sociology Faculty:

    Kathleen Call, Jim Begun, Rosalie Kane, Donna McAlpine, Todd Rockwood, Doug Wholey

  • Occupational Health Services Research and Policy

    The Occupational Health Services Research and Policy (OHSRP) training program is an innovative collaboration between the Division of Environmental Health Sciences (EnHS), and the Division of Health Policy and Management (HPM) in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. The program prepares researchers that will help meet the demand for more rigorous evaluation of workplace policies and programs designed to reduce the nation’s burden of occupational illness and injury and to protect and promote the well-bring of the American workforce.

    Students will enroll in the division of their preference to complete a rigorous two year program that includes classes in statistics, research design, sampling, survey methodology, econometrics, health economics, occupational and environmental epidemiology and toxicology, exposure assessment and policy. Doctoral students in EnHS complete supporting coursework in health services research, policy and administration. Doctoral students in HPM complete supporting course work in environmental and occupational health sciences. Upon completion of their coursework, and written and oral examinations, students complete a dissertation based on original research that makes a significant contribution to the field of occupational health services research and policy. Students will earn a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in either Environmental Health or Health Policy and Management

Admission requires a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. Admissions committees in each major review applicants according to their personal statements, background and experience, record of academic achievement, demonstrated academic potential, letters of recommendation, compatibility of interests with program faculty, and other factors.

Test scores and GPAs provide competitive points of reference for admission but are not alone decisive in the admissions review.

Preferred Performance Levels

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00
  • A GRE score of 1200 combined verbal and quantitative, and 5.0 analytic writing assessment
  • TOEFL scores of 600 on the paper test or 250 on the computer-based test or 100 on the internet-based (iBT) test for applicants whose native language is not English

Prerequisite college-level coursework in statistics and calculus is required.

Admission Decisions

Complete applications are reviewed beginning in mid-January by an admissions committee. Applicants are notified in writing by mail of the admissions decision.

Fellowships and Traineeships

Admitted doctoral students are automatically considered for funding. The PhD program has several sources available. No separate application is required, except for the Hearst Fellowship in Public Health and Aging.

AHRQ/NRSA Traineeships: Federally funded, this source provides tuition, health insurance coverage and a generous stipend. US citizenship or permanent residency is required.

John Kralewski Family Fellowship: Amount varies. US and International students are eligible.

Hearst Fellowship in Public Health and Aging: The Hearst Fellowship in Public Health and Aging is for doctoral students interested in exercising leadership at the intersection of public health and gerontology through research and policy analysis. Selected students will conduct a dissertation related to aging and will complete the graduate minor in gerontology. Eligible applicants include first or second year PhD students in the Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration program. Download the application form.

Diversity of Views & Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship: The Office for Equity and Diversity administers the DOVE Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to approximately 20 first-year students from underrepresented groups within a specific graduate program (U.S. citizens or permanent residents). The fellowship provides a $22,500 stipend, tuition at regular graduate school rates (up to 14 credits per semester), and subsidized health insurance for one academic year. The PhD program selects a candidate to nominate in early January.

SPH Scholarships

The School of Public Health has numerous scholarships for new students. All admitted students with a complete application by Dec. 1 will automatically be considered for internal scholarships.

Graduate Assistantships

A graduate assistantship is an on-campus, part-time job that includes attractive benefits. Assistantships are very competitive to obtain as the demand out numbers the available positions.

Benefits

  • Tuition benefits: Graduate assistants receive both wages and a tuition subsidy based on the number of hours worked per week and their rate of tuition. Non-Minnesota residents also receive a waiver that covers the non-resident portion of tuition.
  • Health insurance coverage of at least 50 percent.
  • Invaluable working experience and opportunity to work closely with faculty.

The Division of HPM has some Research Assistant positions available, and a few Teaching Assistant positions. Students may also look for graduate assistantship jobs outside of the department through the University’s Office of Human Resources Graduate Assistant Employment page. RA and TA positions within the School of Public Health are also available in the Career Services Center.

Student Loans

Students may be eligible to apply for federal student loans. Learn more about University financial aid

More than 50 students are currently enrolled in the HSRP&A PhD program, including those in the market for employment.

Current job candidates

Student Areas of Emphasis Research Interest Thesis Advisor
Boudreaux, Michel Multidisciplinary Social Sciences Social policy and health, life course, survey methods Donna Mcalpine, Ezra Golberstein
Iskandar, Rowan Health Decision Sciences Stochastic population processess, complex disease modeling, evaluation of disease control Karen Kuntz, Yoichiro Mori
Xu, Yi (Wendy) Multidisciplinary Social Sciences Health policy research, health economics, health insurance regulations, disparities in health care, quality of care, survey and claims data analysis Bryan Dowd
Jarosek, Stephanie Multidisciplinary Social Sciences End-of-life care, clinical outcomes research, survey and claims data analysis Beth Virnig

Current PhD Students

Student & Contact Area of Emphasis
Abban, Bartholomew Health Decision Science
Adeniyi, Titilope Health Decision Science
Alang, Sirry Sociology of Health and Illness
Alarid, Fernando (website) Health Decision Sciences
Amuasi, John Clinical Outcomes Research
Attanasio, Laura Sociology of Health and Illness
Barleen, Nathan Multidisciplinary Social Sciences
Boudreaux, Michel Multidisciplinary Social Sciences
Cain (Woodhouse), Molly Health Organization & Mgmt Sciences
Cherba, Natalie Clinical Outcomes Research
Choi, Jae Young (Nick) Health Policy
Choi Yoo, Sung Jin (website) Health Economics
Cobb, Mary (website) Health Policy
Crespin, Daniel Health Economics
Dickerson, Christopher Multidisciplinary Social Sciences
Drake, Coleman (website) Health Economics
Du, Jing Health Decision Sciences
Ghildayal, Neha Health Decision Sciences
Ghildayal, Nedhi Health Decision Sciences
Gonzales, Gilbert (website) Health Policy
Good, Charles
Graven, Petergraven@ohsu.edu Health Economics
Gromala, Terry
Henning-Smith, Carrie (website) Sociology of Health and Illness
Higuera, Lucas (website) Health Economics
Hinahara, Jordan Health Decision Sciences
Huang, Tsan-Yao Health Economics
Hung, Peiyin (website) Multidisciplinary Social Sciences
Jarosek, Stephanie
Jeffrey, Molly Health Economics
Joseph, Jennifer (website) Clinical Outcomes Research
Jou, Judy Health Policy
Jutkowitz, Eric (website) Health Decision Sciences
Kemmick Pintor, Jessie (website) Sociology of Health and Illness
Lee, Suhna Health Organization & Mgmt Sciences
Lee, Jinhee Health Policy
Lewis, Teresa
Lin, Tzeyu Health Decision Sciences
McCreedy, Ellen Clinical Outcomes Research
McLeod, Heidi Health Policy
Miller, Jennifer Clinical Outcomes Research
Noh, Eunjeong Health Organization and Management Sciences
Popp, Jonah Health Decision Sciences
Przedworski, Julia (Jules) (website) Sociology of Health and Illness
Rhee, Greg (website) Clinical Outcomes Research
Rowan, Kathleen Sociology of Health and Illness
Scal, Peter
Skenzich, Anne Clinical Outcomes Research
Sweet, Kristin Clinical Outcomes Research
Swenson, Tami Multidisciplinary Social Sciences
Tang, Xuyang (website) Health Policy
Tong, Junliang (Julian) Health Decision Sciences
Vacquier, Marc (website) Health Policy
Weaver, Lesley Health Policy
Wilcock, Andrew (website) Health Economics
Yu, Jiani (website) Health Economics
Xu, Dongjuan Clinical Outcomes Research

Contact Info

Major Coordinator
Maureen Andrew
612-624-9432
andre031@umn.edu

Director of Graduate Studies
Karen Kuntz’s research focuses primarily on the health decision sciences. This involves developing computer-based simulation models to evaluate the outcomes of health strategies aimed at prevention, testing, and treatment of disease.
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