Health Services and Policy Research

Laurence Baker, PhD
Corinna Haberland, MD, MS
Kathryn McDonald, MM/MBA

Objectives and Goals

Health Services and Policy Research (HSPR) is one of the seven Scholarly Concentration (SC) foundations. Required course work is designed to explore the ways that health care systems, governments, doctors, and patients interact to deliver health care. From regulatory policy and market forces to financial incentives and the costs and benefits of new technologies, students study ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care systems at delivering high quality care in the U.S. and abroad.


Students pursuing the HSPR concentration along with an Application are required to complete at least 6 units in HSPR.

Students pursuing the HSPR Foundation area without an Application area are required to complete at least 12 units in HSPR.

Description of Required Course Work

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