The Goals Of Health Services Research

Yue Li

Health services research is a multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately our health and well-being. Health services research aims to provide timely, reliable, and continuously-improved evidence base to guide health care decisions made by clinicians, patients and families, executives and agencies, policymakers, and payers or purchasers. Our MS program in Health Services Research and Policy in the Department of Public Health Sciences is a 37-credit course of study designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct high quality health services and policy analysis. We meet this goal by providing students with a multi-disciplinary foundation in the fundamental elements of health services research including health policy, biostatistical methods, health economics, epidemiology, psychology, and outcomes assessment. Students completing the program will be well prepared to take positions in a wide variety of private and public institutions engaged in health care management, health services research, or health policy work.

We welcome you to join us! For detailed information about program objectives and curriculum, please browse the website, or contact me to discuss how our MS program in Health Services Research & Policy can help you meet your educational and career goals!

Yue Li, Ph.D., Program Director
Master's Program in Health Services Research and Policy
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Rochester Medical Center

Office: (585) 275-3276
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