The PhD in Health Policy and Administration is designed to prepare students with the research skills that are necessary to study the complex systems involved in the organization, access, financing and delivery of health services and policies.  Through courses, collaboration with faculty and the capstone dissertation, students will build knowledge in the following areas:

  • 118 Semester Hours

  • 3 Areas of Research Focus

  • Health Services Outcomes research

    Designed to provide research skills to study:

     

    • Organization of health services
    • Access to health services
    • Financing of health services
    • Delivery of health services etc.

     

  • Health Economics research

    Designed to provide the research skills of economic theory, cost/benefit, and econometrics necessary to examine and evaluate policies that affect the behavior of:

    • Healthcare institutions
    • Providers
    • Individuals |consumers | patients
    • Insurers etc.

     

PhD Program Director

Portrait of Pierre Thomas Léger

Pierre Thomas Léger, MA, PhD Associate Professor, PhD Program Director is a Health Economist who studies healthcare markets with special emphasis on the impact of financial incentives on provider behavior, costs, and outcomes. Prior to joining UIC was an Associate Professor at HEC Montreal(the University of Montreal’s affiliated business school). I have held visiting positions at the Paris School ofEconomics, Wharton School at theUniversity of Pennsylvania, and theUniversity of los Andes, Santiago Chile.

PhD Alum

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Hansoo Ko, MD, PhD Assistant Professor at George Mason University College of Health and Human Services. Hansoo authored a study titled Intergenerational effects of old-age pension on children’s health and well-being, which estimates the impacts of the basic old-age pension reform in South Korea on childhood/adolescent health and well-being

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Research centers our faculty collaborate with:

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The Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP) catalyzes innovative research by providing the services and infrastructure needed to develop research ideas, form collaborations and successful teams, and manage grants from proposal to closeout.

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At the Policy, Practice and Prevention Research Center (P3RC), we are building and translating evidence and strengthening leadership capacity to advance policies and practices that improve population health and equity.

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The Population Health Analytics, Metric and Evaluation (PHAME) Center integrates novel technology with academic expertise to provide community-level data analysis, evaluation, and visualization for community members, policymakers, researchers, and students in the city of Chicago and beyond.