Core Curriculum and Course Instructors
HPM 200A - Health Systems Organization and Financing I & II
In this course, scholars gain basic knowledge and understanding of key issues such as, public health and health services, comparative health systems, access to health care, racial and ethnic disparities in health care, etc. This course provides future health care policy analysts and researchers with the basic knowledge of health systems’ organization and financing.
HPM 266AB - Community Based Health Participatory Research I & II
This course offers an approach to working with communities to improve health and health services in innovative partnered ways. Its design is structured to provide a main training in community partnered research methods in health.
HPM 202: Intro to Statistics for HSR
This is an accelerated summer course meant to provide an overview of statistical and research methods for health services research and prepare students for subsequent graduate coursework in statistics and leading independent research projects.
Leadership seminars take place at least once a month, as scholars will develop their leadership skills and style through the “Solving For Why” curriculum, which focuses on introspection of personal values, strengths, and other aspects of leadership that are relevant in the fellow’s life and career trajectory. In addition, influential and accomplished speakers are brought in to give special seminars to scholars on an ad hoc basis.
Survey Design Seminar
This course familiarizes students with basics of instrument design. Each session includes a lecture, discussion and interactive work on the questionnaires the students are designing.
The NCSP Writing Club serves as a supportive forum to workshop and receive advice and feedback from experienced authors, mentors, and peers on scholarly work in a variety of topics, formats, and stages of production. Students who wish to improve their writing and editorial skills are encouraged to participate by submitting their own work for review and to volunteer as a peer reviewer, even for work outside their own subject knowledge. This year-round activity (monthly in the summer and bi-weekly the rest of the year) provides no grade or course credit.
This seminar aims to build skills for understanding, critiquing, and designing health services research to reflect principles of health equity and justice. The seminar is formatted as a journal club and works-in-progress (WIPs) series. Faculty and fellows meet to discuss and critique health services research studies that have changed or have potential to change the equitable provision of health care services or to close disparities in population health. Interprofessional practice and community partnerships are emphasized in critiquing research.