University of Chicago

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 Chicago program and its self-identified areas of research interest are described.

Department of Health Studies


Kathleen Cagney, Ph.D., Director
Program Director
Harris School of Public Policy Studies
University of Chicago
1155 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 702-2067

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Content Areas

  • Health Economics.
  • Medical Anthropology.
  • Medical Sociology.
  • Outcomes Research.
  • Public Policy.
  • Research Methods and Statistics.
  • Patient/Provider Communication.

Program Description

The Health Services Research Training Program will provide two to three years of support to outstanding candidates from predoctoral programs from both the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, leading to careers in health services research. The University of Chicago has been an ideal site in which to provide broad-based training in health services due to the extraordinary strength of its faculty in health services research and in the social science, biomedical, and statistical disciplines upon which health services research draws. The high caliber of students at the University of Chicago has been a notable strength of the ongoing and proposed programs. These students will now be able to draw on mentors from Northwestern University and trainees from there can interact with faculty at the University of Chicago.

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Page originally created August 2008
Internet Citation: University of Chicago. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.