Contemporary Issues in Health Services Outcomes Research Certificate

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Total Units Required: 5
This certificate sequence aims to familiarize students with the contemporary challenges and areas of inquiry in the fields of health services and outcomes research. The curriculum and courses are designed for pre- and post-doctoral trainees, including methodologists (e.g., statisticians and informatics specialists), who have graduate-level research experience but who would benefit from further training in health services research and outcomes-related content.

Course Requirements:

Required Courses 

Course Title
PUB_HLTH 323-0Health Equity
HSR 460-0Applied Ethical Issues in Health Services Research
HSR 470-0Federal Policy Making and Health Care Reform

Elective Courses (choose two)

Course Title
HSR 462-0Topics in Health Services Research: Grant Writing
HSR 456-0Applied Qualitative Methods and Analysis for Health Researchers
PUB_HLTH 301-0Behavior, Society & Health
PUB_HLTH 303-0Environmental Health Sciences
PUB_HLTH 390-0Introduction to International Public Health
PUB_HLTH 393-0Introduction to Health and Human Rights
PUB_HLTH 415-0Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Principles and Application
PUB_HLTH 420-0Introduction to US Health Care System