The Health Services Research Training Program incorporates interdisciplinary training through collaborative efforts in Health Economics, Health Studies, Medical Sociology, Organizational Behavior and Health, Psychology, Public Policy in Health, and Social Service Administration. The program will enable predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to pursue academic careers, engage in high quality research, and provide leadership in the multidisciplinary field of health services research. Cagney, Kathleen: Neighborhood effects and health, Race and ethnic differences in access to health care long-term care, Life course approaches to research in health. Meltzer, David: Variety of problems at the interface of health and the social sciences, with a primary emphasis on economic evaluation of medical technology and the cost and quality of care.
This course is a comprehensive examination of many of the key components of the U.S. health care system and how they work, intended for students from a wide range of backgrounds. Among others, topics may include public and private health insurance, the uninsured, health reform, hospitals, physicians, health care quality and costs, health information technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics, long-term care, mental health services, and comparisons with health systems in developed and emerging markets. The course is recommended for all students in the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP).