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Xi is interested in health economics, quality of care and health disparities. Xi also interned at Amgen Global Health Economics Department, where she focused on an independent project evaluating the burden of skeletal related events on health recourse utilization among cancer patients with bone metastasis.

She is currently working on racial disparities in Nursing Home care and impacts of state policies. He completed his undergraduate studies in economics and community health at Brown University. Michael worked in community organizing, affordable housing advocacy, and public health consulting throughout the New England states. Michael is primarily interested in maternal and child health as well as household and family demography. In addition to working toward the development of his dissertation, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and supporting his hometown team, the Toronto Raptors.

He earned a Bachelor's in Medical Informatics with a concentration in psychology from Rochester Institute of Technology. She continued her education at the University of Rochester and earned a Master's in Medical Informatics with a concentration in public health.

She plans to investigate how technology in the medical field affects patient behavior. Her research interests include health disparities, socioeconomic determinants of health, health among immigrant and minority communities, health systems in transition, health economics, and Medicaid reform. Alina loves traveling and learning languages; before coming to Rochester she worked and volunteered in China, Vietnam, and Peru.

She is interested in the complementary infant nutrition, breastfeeding, obesity, patient-provider relationship and social determinants of health. After completing undergraduate studies in psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Elizabeth worked in the Nebraska child support and child welfare systems, and in inpatient substance abuse and psychiatric facilities. She enjoys travelling, running marathons and finding new adventures in Rochester with her husband.

Teaching interests are psychology theory, and statistics. Lack of success in intervening to reduce delay has prompted delay researchers to call for the use of psychology theory to explain patient delay. Chinmayee Katragadda has a M. Her hobbies include reading and classical music.

New PhD students are recommended to take courses in the following order for the first year, and consult with your academic advisor each semester to register for courses. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.

Failure to maintain a 3. In order to graduate, students must also pass a comprehensive exam and the final defense of their dissertation. Each student is required to form a Supervisory Committee. Students are expected to work together with the chair of their Supervisory Committee to identify other committee members.

A Supervisory Committee will consist of at least four graduate faculty members including the chair , with at least one faculty member coming from outside of the HSRA Department. Once students complete their course work, they must take and pass a comprehensive exam in order to move on to the dissertation research stage. After passing the comprehensive exam, students must conduct and successfully defend their dissertation research by working with their Supervisory Committee.

Generally, students are expected to complete their dissertation research within two years. This PhD program is a research-oriented degree program; therefore, a high standard of dissertation research that complies with the core competencies of the health services research discipline is expected.

Howard, Department Assistant Phone Number: Requirements for admission to the PhD program are listed below. Please ensure that you select the Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy program to avoid delaying your application process.

Official transcripts or mark sheets of college-level work not in English or in the standard U. The transcript evaluation must be a course-by-course evaluation that identifies and describes each diploma or certificate with periods of education and equivalency of each document.

Transcripts must carry the signature of a responsible official at the academic institution where the work was done and the seal of that institution, or must be certified true copies of the original records. If photocopies are provided, the copies must be certified after duplication as true copies of the original document. Transcripts should clearly indicate the grades received or the standing attained on required examinations.

If transcripts do not show the degree earned and the date on which it was conferred, official degree statements must also be provided. Many factors are considered in evaluating an individual's application, but many successful applicants will have scores above the 40th percentile.

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae Submit three letters of recommendation from academic and professional references At least one letter should be from a faculty member in your previous academic program It is strongly encouraged that one of the letters be from an individual who knows you in a professional setting Submit a statement of intent no longer than 1, words that describes your Interest in and potential for contributing to the field of health services research, administration, and policy Self-assessment of your fit into the PhD program Self-assessment of your qualifications, experiences, and general preparation for succeeding in the PhD program International Applicants: Waivers of this requirement can be granted to international applicants that have been studying at a U.

Official score reports from the Educational Testing Service are required. Photocopies will not be accepted. Further details about applications instructions for international applicants can be found on the UNMC Graduate Studies website. Back to top Funding Graduate assistantships are awarded to doctoral students on a competitive basis.

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Admission Requirements. Applicants to the PhD Program in Health Services Research and Policy must meet the following requirements: Completed master’s degree with a concentration in public health, health services research, health policy, health care management, or . In a collaboration with the Florida Blue Center on Health Care Quality and the North Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Department of Health Services Research [ ] Congratulations to our PhD graduates!

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