Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Education in Health Sciences

Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program

Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program

The Health Sciences Integrated Program (HSIP) offers doctoral student training across multiple disciplines within the Health Sciences.  The PhD program builds upon existing Master's Degree programs in these fields and incorporates new areas of strength in measurement and health behavior. Integration across these programs provides the flexibility for doctoral students to receive rigorous interdisciplinary training in the core content needed for population research in the 21st century.


Our New Associate Director

Lucy Bilaver, PhD, has joined the Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program's (HSIP) leadership team as Associate Director. Lucy recently joined Northwestern’s faculty as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, and she is also a member of the Center for Healthcare Studies in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine.  Lucy is a health services researcher whose work spans several substantive areas related to children with special health care needs including autism, asthma, obesity, and food allergy.  Her work on service use for children with autism spectrum disorder has been funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. Lucy also has expertise using large administrative databases from state human service agencies for research purposes.  She earned a PhD from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and has graduate-level training in public policy and statistics.  Lucy also completed post-doctoral training in health services research here at Northwestern.  Prior to joining the faculty at Northwestern, she was a faculty member in the Department of Public Health at Northern Illinois University.  Lucy is also an affiliated scholar at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. 

Learn more about our program via the links below.