Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Education in Health Sciences
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Director's Message

Jane L. Holl, MD MPH

Students come from across the country and world to study in our programs and become leaders in health research.”

Jane L. Holl, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Education in Health Science
Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Mary Harris Thompson, MD, Professor
Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Welcome to the Center for Education in Health Science within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

This site provides information for potential students, fellows, faculty and funders about the diverse educational and training programs in the health sciences offered at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The center seeks to:

  • Offer substantive, cutting-edge and relevant didactic courses and programs
  • Integrate interactive and experiential learning
  • Use innovative graduate teaching and learning methods, including technology
  • Support a robust infrastructure to educate and train the next generation of top-tier students in the health sciences

In this era of dramatic changes in higher and graduate education, the perils of remaining only a brick-and-mortar educational enterprise are growing more pressing each day. In this regard, the Center for Education in Health Sciences has adapted the content and format of some of our graduate degree programs to address the issues of distance learning and the integration of technology into the classroom; to become more student-centered and meet the pragmatic education and training needs of students, including non-traditional students; and to seek ways to mitigate the unsustainable increases of graduate education costs.

Our Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety is offered in an executive format, and our Master of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research is offered in a hybrid format. Students participate in these programs by making several trips to Chicago each year and completing coursework online. Both programs can be completed while living anywhere in the country.

On-campus programs include the Master of Public Health, the Master of Science in Biostatistics and the Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program. New concentrations in these programs have been developed to provide training in state-of-the-art research methods and emerging areas of focus in the health sciences. Students come from across the country and world to study in these programs and become leaders in health research.

The Center for Education in Health Sciences looks forward to a busy 2018-2019 academic year with other exciting initiatives on the horizon. Thank you for visiting our site. A team of accomplished faculty and administrative staff are eager to assist potential students with inquiries about the programs and to receive comments or suggestions. 

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