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International Health

PhD, International Health

Health Systems

Director, Dr. Sara Bennett

The PhD program is designed to equip students with the technical skills for carrying out cutting-edge health policy and systems research and preparing them to take leadership positions in global health settings.

Through a combination of coursework and research mentoring, graduates will have a firm understanding of the wide array of methods for health systems research, including

  • Ethical analyses exploring equity and fairness in health systems
  • Evaluation
  • Implementation science
  • Health economics and financing
  • Health outcomes and burden of disease methods
  • Health policy analysis
  • Health systems research and systems thinking
  • Quantitative methods (biostatistics)
  • Qualitative methods

Through the program, students have the opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of content areas including injury prevention and control, maternal, neonatal and child health, non-communicable diseases, primary health care, and refugee and humanitarian assistance.