Health Policy

University of California, Berkeley


The PhD Program in Health Policy at UC Berkeley is distinguished by its interdisciplinary application of the social and behavioral science disciplines to real-world health issues. Students select a specialty field from among three tracks (Health Economics, Organizations & Management, and Population Health Sciences) while receiving rigorous training in quantitative research methods. Students augment their training through skills and knowledge from UC Berkeley's top-ranked Economics, Political Science, and Sociology departments, as well as the Haas School of Business and the Goldman School of Public Policy. Graduates of the Health Policy program are well prepared to assume academic careers in research and teaching. The program's interdisciplinary social and behavioral sciences approach to health services and policy research is a cornerstone of the PhD program that enables students to tailor much of their coursework to their own research interests.

Undergraduate Program

There is no undergraduate program in Health Policy. 

Graduate Program

Health Policy: PhD

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Contact Information

Graduate Group in Health Policy

2220 Berkeley Way West

Phone: 510-643-0976

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Program Director

Hector P. Rodriguez, PhD, MPH

2121 Berkeley Way #5427, Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: 510-643-6841

Program Manager

Kristine Doss, MPH

2121 Berkeley Way West #5302

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