Ph.D. Curriculum, Health Outcomes and Implementation Science

The Ph.D. in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Health Outcomes and Implementation Science is a minimum 90-credit-hour degree program, with 46-50 credits devoted to coursework, outlined below.

Core – 15 credits

Course title credits
GMS 6822 Measuring and Analyzing Health Outcomes 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6851 Fundamentals of Dissemination and Implementation Research 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6885 Translational Health Research Design 3 Letter-grade
GMS 7906 Grant Writing for Health Outcomes Studies 2 Letter-grade
GMS 7887 HOBI PhD Research Seminar (2 credit/summer semesters during years 1 and 2) 4 S/U

Research Rigor and Ethics – 2 credits

course title credits
GMS 7877 Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research 1 Letter-grade
GMS 6848 Ensuring Rigor and Reproducibility in Clinical and Translational Research 1 Letter-grade

Statistics Courses – 6 credits

course title credits
PHC 6052 or STA6166 Applied Biostatistics I or Statistical Methods in Research I 3 Letter-grade
PHC 6053 or STA6167 Applied Biostatistics II or Statistical Methods in Research II 3 Letter-grade

Methods – Select 4 courses

course title credits
GMS 6829 Longitudinal Research Design 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6832 Economic Methods for Evaluating Value in Health Care 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6844 Time Series and Quasi-Experimental Design for Health Outcomes Research 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6813 Pragmatic Clinical Trials 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6846 Meta-Analysis in Clinical, Health Services Research & Public Health 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6803 Data Science in Clinical Research 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6850 Foundations of Biomedical Informatics 3 Letter-grade
PHC 6022 Design & Conduct of Clinical Trials 3 Letter-grade

Health Outcomes Courses – Select 1 course

course title credits
GMS 6833 Health Outcomes Research in Vulnerable Populations 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6835 Health Outcomes Research in Children 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6812 Health Outcomes Research in Cancer 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6802 Health Outcomes Research in Chronic Diseases 3 Letter-grade

Implementation Science Foundations Courses (Minimum 3 credits)

GMS 6852 Community Engaged Research for Clinical Effectiveness and Implementation Science Studies 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6836 Foundations of Learning Health System Research 1 S/U
GMS 6853 Improvement and Implementation Science in the Learning Health System 3 Letter-grade

Advanced Electives – 9 credits Research Credites – 40-50 credits

course title credits
GMS 7979 & GMS 7980 Advanced Research/Research for Doctoral Dissertation 40-44 S/U

Total: 90 credits