biostatistics

PhDs in Population Health Sciences with a Biostatistics emphasis are the leaders of data-driven health care delivery. Graduates will direct research in academic, government, policy and health system settings.

epidemiology

Population Health Scientists with expertise in Clinical and Translational Epidemiology use advances in understanding of the molecular basis of disease to improve patient treatment and outcomes.

health systems

Population Health is at the heart of a shifting health care landscape, using rigorous methodologies and research design to strategically improve care delivery to patient populations.

PhDs in Population Health Sciences are at leading edge of a new interdisciplinary approach to health care for people worldwide.

Crystal Xu
Crystal Xu, PhD Graduate with a Biostatistics Emphasis, presents a poster the 2019 Annual Statistical Association Meeting on Estimating the Optimal Individualized Treatment Rule from a Cost-Effectiveness Perspective.
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Teryn Holeman, MD/PhD student, enjoying the beautiful Wasatch Front and hiking with her husband. Check out all that Utah has to offer besides a great education.  

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Amir Lueth

Amir Leuth, a PHD Student in the Clinical & Translational Epidemiology Emphasis, presenting a poster at the 2020 Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Conference on Placental Abruption in Nulliparous Women.

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Dual Degree Programs

Master of Statistics (Biostatistics)/PhD

The MSTAT (Biostatistics) in the Division of Public Health and the PhD in Population Health Sciences are synergistic educational programs that rigorously train students in the quantitative methods related to health research. By combining these programs as a dual degree, independent research minded students transition, uninterrupted from master’s level coursework through their doctoral dissertation.

Students interested in the MSTAT/PhD program must meet current University of Utah graduate Admissions standards along with individual program standards. Enrolled students will take a total of 80 credits, with 30 counting towards the MSTAT and 50 counting towards their PhD. All requirements from both programs must be completed before either degree is awarded.

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Master of Public Policy/PhD

The Master of Public Policy and the Department of Population Health Sciences both employ an interdisciplinary approach to meet the changing needs in their respective fields. Studying health care policy in the context of the patient interaction with health systems, and learning about health systems and the impact policy has on direct care is both unique and important. Together, the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts.

By linking policy decisions to individual patients, diverse perspectives are brought to bear and disparities are addressed head on. Dual degree students are provided with the knowledge and skills to affect change in both health care and health systems. By making informed policy decisions, health care disparities and diverse perspectives are brought to the forefront. This exciting program creates an educational path that prepares students to investigate, analyze and inform public policy in the context of health care.

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MD/PhD

The PhD in Population Health Sciences is a participating PhD Program in the University of Utah School of Medicine’s established MD/PhD program. The goal of this dual degree is to provide an outstanding education for students who want to develop skills that will prepare them for a career as a physician scientist.

Students interested in the MPP/PhD program must meet current University of Utah graduate Admissions standards along with individual program standards. Enrolled students will take a total of 80 credits, with 31 counting towards the MPP and 49 counting towards their PhD. All requirements from both programs must be completed before either degree is awarded.

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Education Team

Maureen Murtaugh

Maureen Murtaugh, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
maureen.murtaugh@hsc.utah.edu
801-585-9216

 

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Marcie Leek, MPA
Academic Program Manager
marcie.leek@hsc.utah.edu
801-587-1606

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