University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Institutional Training Programs

AHRQ funds 18 institutions which recruit and train predoctoral and/or postdoctoral health services researchers. Details on characteristics of the University of Minnesota program and its self-identified areas of research interest are described.

School of Public Health

Contact

Bryan Dowd, Ph.D.
Program Director
Professor
Division of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 624-5468
Email: dowdx001@umn.edu

For more information about this program, please contact:

Kathleen Call, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
Division of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota
Box 729 MMC
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 625-9333
Email: kmkuntz@umn.edu

Maureen Andrew
Academic Program Coordinator
Division of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota
Box 729 MMC
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 624-9432
Fax: (612) 626-8328
Email: andre031@umn.edu

Web site: http://www.hpm.umn.edu  

Content Areas

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

Program Description

Pre-Doctoral Training Program

The objective of the Ph.D. Program in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration (HSRPA) is to train health services researchers to assist clinicians, health insurers, health policymakers, and other key decisionmakers in their efforts to assess patient-centered outcomes as well as improve access, quality and cost in the U.S. healthcare system. HSRPA prepares its graduates for research and teaching positions in universities and in related research organizations to carry out this objective. 

The program is based on a philosophy that academic health services researchers and teachers must have strong analytic and research methods skills and must bring a multidisciplinary perspective to their research.  To that end, faculty from the Medical School, Carlson School of Management, and College of Liberal Arts teach alongside our School of Public Health faculty.  Our doctoral curriculum has a strong core curriculum in statistics, research design, sociology, economics, epidemiology, and research ethics.  Our students then choose one of the seven areas of emphasis.  Alternatively, students can obtain a formal minor in another department in the University. 

We recently added faculty in important areas of growth for our program including patient-centered outcomes research, patient safety and quality, industrial and systems engineering, demography, and analysis of public opinion data.

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Current as of July 2013
Internet Citation: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis: Institutional Training Programs. July 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/funding/training-grants/grants/active/t32/T32-minn.html