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New Part-Time MHA

The Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy is offering a new degree designed to meet the needs of working professionals.

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MHA Program Newsletter 2013-2014

Our MHA Program is better than ever!
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Study finds correlation between insurance type and treatment for some stroke patients

PhD candidate Chuck Hobson, MD and faculty member Jeffrey Harman, PhD are part of a UF research team that has found a correlation between insurance type and access to care for certain stroke patients.


Many at-risk heart disease patients lack guidance on beneficial aspirin treatment

A study led by Dr. Arch Mainous found that only 40 percent of people who were at high risk of cardiovascular disease said they received a doctor recommendation for aspirin therapy.


MBA/MHA degree meets critical need

The health care industry is one the nation’s fastest-growing sectors, and dynamic professionals with a mastery of both health care and business policies are in critical demand. UF’s MBA/MHA dual degree meets this demand.


Dr. Arch G. Mainous, III, serves as lead author of prediabetes study in England

Rates of prediabetes have risen sharply in England, and without intervention, the nation may experience a steep increase in diabetes in the coming years, according to University of Florida researchers […]

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PhD student Sarah Bauer – Presentation at APHA, Disability Section

Dec 19th, 2014

Sarah Bauer, Health Services Research PhD student and lead author, presented in the Disability Section at the APHA meeting this year. The study was based on a random-digit-dial computer-assisted telephone interview […]

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PhD student Cesar Escobar- manuscript presentation at APHA

Dec 19th, 2014

HSR PhD student, César Escobar-Viera co-presented a manuscript at the APHA 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition held from November 15-19 in New Orleans, LA. The manuscript is called “A qualitative […]

MHA student connection:  preemie to intern

MHA student connection: preemie to intern

Aug 7th, 2014

MHA connection: preemie to intern. Student is now interning at same hospitial where he and his brothers were born as premature triplets.


Dr. Chip Mainous: Honorable Mention for Best Published Research Paper

Jul 1st, 2014

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) is an association of nearly 5,000 innovative family medicine educators. With their mission on advancing family medicine to improve health through a […]


AcademyHealth Conference 2014 Recap

Jul 1st, 2014

At this year’s conference, the department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy had poster presentations from Drs. Jeffrey Harman and Christopher Harle, and PhD students Melody Schiaffino, Cilia Zayas, […]


Welcome to the department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy. We are one of eleven departments in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida.

The department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy offers degree programs at both the master's and doctoral level. The Master of Health Administration (MHA) is an on-campus program designed to prepare individuals for management positions in the healthcare field.

The department offers the public health management and policy concentration within the University of Florida's Master of Public Health (MPH) program. The PhD in Health Services Research (HSR) is a full-time doctoral program that prepares individuals to study the healthcare system as a whole; health services research is a multidisciplinary field of inquiry that examines the organization, delivery, and financing of health services.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy at the University of Florida is to:

  • Prepare highly qualified and motivated students in our master's degree programs to become effective managers and leaders of health care and public health organizations.
  • Educate outstanding doctoral students to become health services researchers who contribute to the body of knowledge regarding the organization, delivery, and financing of health services.
  • Conduct research that achieves national, peer recognition for its contribution to creating new knowledge and for its value in informing health services practice and policy.
  • Serve as active participants and leaders in our University, professional, and health services communities.

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