Doctoral Programs

Earn your Ph.D. at the School of Public Health.

Pursuing a Ph.D. at the Brown University School of Public Health is a student-centered training experience, involving active partnerships with faculty mentors and the execution of innovative research. Our doctoral candidates are committed to generating new knowledge and aspire to make significant contributions to teaching and leadership roles that prioritize the well-being of populations. 

Our doctoral programs

The Ph.D. Behavioral and Social Health Sciences (BSHS) is offered by the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Our Ph.D. students learn to employ behavioral and social science theory and methods to understand and address contemporary health problems.
Provides the training necessary to carry out independent research in theory, methodology and application of statistics to important problems in biomedical research, including research biology, public health and clinical medicine
We prepare students to become leading, independent investigators. Our graduates excel in academia, industry, government and public health practice.
The Health Services Research (HSR) doctoral program offers training in research methods to advance knowledge of issues central to the improvement of population health by focusing on organizational characteristics of health care delivery systems, providers and economic forces that shape consumer and provider behavior, as well as the policy environment in which these relationships exist.