The concentration in Health Services and Policy Research is centered on the philosophy that understanding healthcare systems, along with the social and economic environment in which they function, is essential to formulating effective health policy and improving clinical practice. As such, the concentration draws from several diverse fields, including health services research, biostatistics, decision sciences, economics, demography, epidemiology, sociology and political science.
Integration with Other Graduate Programs
The Scholarly Concentration in Health Services and Policy Research (HSPR) is built upon Stanford Health Policy’s (SHP) existing educational programs. SHP offers both a MS and PhD in Health Policy, which allow for expanded opportunities in research training in the field. The scholarly concentration also takes advantage of the infrastructure and course offerings that are part of the health policy graduate curriculum.
While earning their medical degree, students in the concentration may at the same time pursue a master's or doctoral degree Health Policy. For more information regarding these plans for study, contact the concentration co-directors Corinna Haberland, MD, MS and/or Laurence Baker, PhD.