Meet the Health Service Ph.D. Team

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The UW Health Services Ph.D. is made possible thanks to the staff and faculty who are part of the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) and wider university.


Emily Williams

Emily C. Williams (she/her), Ph.D., MPH
Program Director

  • Curriculum
  • Teaching and mentorship
  • Student and faculty mentorship
  • Chair, Ph.D. Governing and Admissions Committees
  • Co-Director, AHRQ/NRSA Health Services Research Training Program


Gloria Rayo (she/her), Program Manager

  • Program operations

Emily Bernet (she/her), M.Ed., Student Services Counselor

  • Current student advising
  • Admissions and registration
  • Graduation
  • Student resources liaison
  • Administration of training grants

Lauren Szychowski (she/her), Marketing Communications and Recruitment Specialist

  • Program marketing and communications
  • Prospective student advising
  • Recruitment events
  • Alumni relations


Faculty for the UW Health Services Ph.D. program are involved locally, nationally, and internationally in health services research and policy. They are developing and testing interventions, as well as translating research into practice. Faculty contribute an important role in improving health and shaping health care systems and policy worldwide.

By participating in a myriad of organizations and associations outside of the UW, members of the faculty are able to provide relevant experience and opportunities to graduate students.

PhD Faculty Directory