Health Services & Outcomes Research
The goal of the HSOR track is to develop research scientists for academia, government, and private-sector research and health care organizations who can create knowledge to improve the accessibility, quality, and cost-effectiveness of health services. Specifically, we prepare students to:
- conduct methodologically sound research aimed at improving the healthcare system.
- disseminate new knowledge through manuscripts, presentations, and other products that reach policy, provider, and research audiences.
The program emphasizes practical, hands-on experiences in which students leverage course-based and faculty-led projects to advance their own emerging research interests. The result is that graduates are equipped to pose and answer important questions about health services, drawing upon a diverse array of theoretical and methodological approaches
- HSIP 400 Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Doctoral Colloquium
- PUB_HLTH 302 Introduction to Biostatistics
- PUB_HLTH 421 Intermediate Biostatistics
- HSIP 401 Introduction to Health Measurement Science
- HSR 425 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in HSOR
- HSR 433 Health Economics and Healthcare Financing
- HSR 456 Applied Qualitative Methods & Analysis for Health Researchers
- HSR 480: Ethical Issues in Health Service Research (0.5 unit)
- HSR 482 Grant Writing (0.5 unit)
- HSR 485 Intermediate Quantitative Methods in HSOR
- PUB_HLTH 438 Survey Design & Methodology
- PUB_HLTH 445 Writing and Peer Reviewing for Publication
Choose three or more. Other electives may be taken with adviser approval.
- MHI 403 Introduction to Medical Informatics
- HSR 470 Federal Policy Making and Health Care Reform
- PUB_HLTH 323 Health Equity