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She received a B. 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.

Lankenau, PhD University of Maryland. Life course approaches to socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic health disparities; social determinants of health among immigrants; causal links between education and health; analytic methods in social epidemiology.

Environmental determinants and epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders; perinatal epidemiology; child and material health; neuropsychiatric epidemiology, causal inference; machine learning. Perinatal epidemiology; preterm birth; infant mortality; autism spectrum disorders; maternal and child health; racial and ethnic health disparities; secondhand smoke; tobacco control; environmental exposures. Pharmacoepidemiology; cardiovascular disease and diabetes epidemiology; drug-lifestyle interaction; environmental and global health disparities; hospital electronic health records for cardiovascular and diabetes risk assessment and prediction.

Global health; water sanitation and hygiene; health disparities; environmental health. Design, management and analysis of randomized clinical trials; issues of multiplicity in clinical trials; environmental risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke; geographic and racial disparities in cardiovascular disease and stroke. Health disparities; Health economics; Health policy; Data analysis and methods; Statistical modeling; Health services research; Mental health and behavioral health. Behavioral health promotion strategies, treating obesity, clinical research methods, statistics.

Body perception, obesity and eating disorders. Epidemiology of aging, social epidemiology, women's health, community-based participatory research; health disparities. Epidemiological methods; research design and methods including observational and clinical trials research; psychosocial aspects of health; epidemiology of aging and pain, psychiatric epidemiology including major depression; sub-threshold and minor depression.

Environmental determinants of autism spectrum disorders; gene-environment interaction; neurological disorders. Epidemiological methods in health services research; health needs of Latino children and families; health disparities intervention research; youth engagement in community interventions.

Mental health policy and services research; policy dissemination and implementation research; traumatic stress in urban areas; trauma-informed system design; violence prevention; political institutions and health.

Health disparities; men's health; violence; urban health issues; primary care. Statistics, modeling and analysis of neuroimaging and CT image data, network modeling, spatio-temporal data, computational statistics, and funcational data analysis. Public health ethics, research ethics, ethical theory, animal and environmental ethics, risk assessment and communication, public health history.

Sell, ScD Harvard University. Design and evaluation of services for people with disabilities; autism. Healthcare; health disparities; history of public health; managed care. Health economics, health behaviors, public finance, public policy. Molecular and infectious disease epidemiology, including virology, cancer biology, hospital infection control and prevention; epidemiologic studies involving HIV risk in sexual minorities.

Injury prevention, patient safety, healthcare quality, organizational culture, occupational safety, data policy and surveillance, first responders, healthcare workforce. Health care for children and youth with special health care needs, Child and maternal health. Poverty, Health care for the underserved, Health Disparities, High risk youth, Urban health issues, Racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care, Community-based participatory research, Behavioral health, Community health, Immigrant communities, LGBT issues, Public health infrastructure, Qualitative research.

Public health genomics; bioethics; history of public health; addiction. Biostatistics, functional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, multivariate analysis, statistical learning. Associate Teaching Professor Emeritus. Asian health; change management; e-health; health disparities; innovation diffusion; organization learning theory. 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.

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