Health Research and Policy

Health Services Research Division

Health services research is concerned with the organization, financing, delivery and outcomes of health care. Students learn to address complex health care problems with a working knowledge of biostatics, business, economics, engineering, epidemiology, ethics, medicine, psychology, public policy, law and sociology. The Division of Health Services Research is part of the Department of Health Research and Policy, and it is physically located on the Stanford School of Medicine campus. Its primary activities include:

Division Strengths

Stanford Health Services Research is particularly strong in analysis of the effects of financial incentives, organizational structures and government policies on the health care delivery system. Our students and scholars benefit from interdisciplinary collaborations with the shared faculty of Stanford's #1 ranked graduate programs in many fields statistics, computer science, biological sciences, medicine, genetics, genomics and bioinformatics.

Degree Programs

The Division offers a Masters Degree (MS) that teaches foundational knowledge in public health, research and evaluation methods, policy analysis, and health and health services delivery. It prepares students for careers in academia, health services research, and health care policy analysis, in public or private organizations.

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