Welcome to HSPA!
The deadline to apply for Fall 2015 is December 1st; late applications cannot be considered. All submitted applications will be processed during the month of December. Complete applications will be sent to the HSPA Program office in early January for review by mid-January. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding applications; please check for your status updates on the SOPHAS site. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
Introducing our Director
Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management and Associate Director of the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) at the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health.
Dr. Rodriguez received his undergraduate degree from the University of California-San Diego, his MPH in Health Policy and Administration from UC-Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in Health Policy/Medical Sociology from Harvard University.
His expertise is in organizational analysis and performance measurement, particularly as it relates to ambulatory care and health care disparities. His current delivery systems research focuses on organizational interventions aimed at improving ambulatory care quality, including strategies to enhance primary care team effectiveness. He has published extensively on the measurement of patient care experiences and the impact of delivery system interventions on patients’ experiences of care, including the impact of performance-based financial incentives for physician groups and physician communication training interventions. Measuring the impact of primary care teamwork on the quality of chronic illness care has been an important research focus across Dr. Rodriguez’s current multi-stakeholder research projects in community clinics and health centers, the Veteran Health Administration, and physician organizations.
Prior to his academic career, Dr. Rodriguez served as a management consultant to The Permanente Medical Group where he worked with leaders and clinicians to implement major primary care practice redesigns and evaluate their impact on patient care. He is the 2011 recipient of the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators and was awarded Professor of the Year, UCLA Department of Health Policy and Management in 2012 and 2013.
And our Program Manager
Ghada Haddad has been a program administrator for one of the MPH programs in the School of Public Health for several years. She graduated from UC Berkeley in Political Science but began work with SPH while still a student. Her deep commitment to students and well-organized approach to managing the Health and Social Behavior focus of the MPH program were just some of the reasons she is a wonderful fit for this position. She has won awards of recognition from both the School of Public Health as well as campus: in 2010, she was named one of the recipients of the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award. Ghada brings professionalism, sincerity, and enthusiasm to the HSPA Program.
Health Services Research Colloquium
The Health Services Research Colloquium features researchers with new or current projects with a wide range of research foci. Doctoral students are expected to engage in Q&A after the presentations in order to better understand the processes in developing a line of questions, methodologies, etc.
The Fall 2014 Colloquium Schedule can be seen at HSR Colloquium Schedule Fall 2014.
HSPA PhD Program is ranked among the Nation’s best
Health Services and Policy Analysis continues to be one of the top-ranked doctoral programs in the nation, based on the latest National Research Council (NRC) report. The press release from Graduate Division has more details.