The Sociomedical Sciences PhD program is interdisciplinary, with study divided between the Mailman School of Public Health and one of several departments in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Anthropology, History, Psychology, or Sociology ). The PhD is designed for individuals who wish to combine training in history or in a social or behavioral science discipline with research on questions significant to public health and medicine. We train students to advance knowledge in their discipline of choice while also answering questions central to public health.
This includes applying social science theory and methods to the study of social factors related to health status and healthcare needs, exploring the social structure of healthcare delivery systems, and analyzing the relation between these systems and the populations they are designed to serve.
Fellowships are awarded to incoming students in recognition of academic achievement and in expectation of scholarly success. Research experience is considered an important aspect of the training of graduate students, and most graduate fellowships and graduate research assistantships involve some form of research apprenticeship. (See Approved Dissertation Sponsors.)
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Our PhD graduates find faculty positions in leading research and teaching institutions, both in the United States and around the globe; assume senior positions in research and policy, and program development at public health agencies; and apply their research and critical thinking skills working with community-based organizations and in the private sector.