A graduate of the Dr.P.H. degree program in Health Policy and Management is expected to achieve the following doctoral core (DC) competencies:
DC1 - Determine and interpret appropriate analytical tests for both quantitative and qualitative data including written and oral presentations based on these analyses.
DC2 - Integrate environmental health considerations into the practice and analysis of public health issues.
DC3 - Understand and apply the epidemiologic analysis of disease determinants and distributions to the development, implementation and review of public health policy.
DC4 - Demonstrate the ability to integrate ethical, economic and political considerations in developing public health policies to improve the health status of populations.
DC5 - Understand the importance of behavioral and social factors in the development of public health interventions; the role of social and community factors in both the onset and solution of public health problems; and be able to assess these factors within communities taking into account the local stakeholders and their interests.
DC6 - Develop appropriate research questions and hypotheses, research designs and analytic approaches to conduct applied health services and policy research.
A graduate of the Dr.P.H. degree program in Health Policy and Management is expected to achieve the following doctoral program-specific competencies:
HPM DP1 - Demonstrate knowledge of the development, organization, financing and delivery of health care services in the United States and their public health impact.
HPM DP2 - Recognize the linkages between health and economic policies and their potential roles in mitigating health and healthcare disparities.
HPM DP3 - Understand and apply legal and ethical principles and values to the conduct of healthcare research and the delivery of healthcare services.
HPM DP4 - Develop appropriate research questions and hypotheses, research designs and analytic approaches to conduct health services and policy research.
HPM DP5 - Demonstrate leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of public health interventions and policies.
HPM DP6 - Communicate and disseminate research findings and policy initiatives through formal and informal writing and public presentations.