The UW AHRQ/NRSA Health Services Research Training Program provides predoctoral research training for a diverse cadre of individuals interested in careers in health services research that advance the mission and priorities of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
This training program is for pre-doctoral students in the Health Services Ph.D. program within the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) or those in the Health Economics and Outcomes Research Ph.D. program administered by the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute within the UW School of Pharmacy.
The training program’s objective is to prepare trainees to conduct research that improves population health and makes healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, affordable, and equitable. To accomplish this objective, the training program draws upon the doctoral program curricula of HSPop and the CHOICE Institute, the research infrastructure at UW and its external partners, and the research programs of participating faculty mentors.
Upon graduation from their doctoral program, trainees embark on health services research careers in universities, research organizations, public health departments, and government agencies.
Training Program Co-Directors
Emily Williams, Ph.D., MPH
Bryan Weiner, Ph.D., MA
Financial Support for Trainees
The training grant provides two years of financial support for selected students. Trainees receive a monthly stipend, tuition support, and health insurance coverage. All stipend amounts are determined and updated annually by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Travel support is also provided for students to conduct research and attend national and regional public health meetings.
Ph.D. applicants will be considered for this training program during the annual Ph.D. admission process. Accepted and current students of two UW Ph.D. programs are eligible for the AHRQ/NRSA Health Services Research Training Program.
- Health Services Ph.D.
- Health Economics and Outcomes Research Ph.D.
Note: This Ph.D. program is administered by the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute within the UW School of Pharmacy.
Applicants should indicate interest in this training fellowship on their Ph.D. application form.