The Health Policy PhD program encourages interdisciplinary study, involving research across the College of Public Health and Temple University. In the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy, faculty research issues include

  • community health, prevention and emergency preparedness;
  • the development of health policies affecting areas such as mental health, obesity, substance abuse, tobacco use and violence;
  • disparities, access to care and social determinants of health;
  • global healthcare management and leadership;
  • impacts of health information technologies; and
  • the patient experience and quality of care, population health, and healthcare costs and financing.

Students also can get involved with other programs in which Health Policy faculty participate, including

Carnegie Classification

In 2016, Temple was elevated to an R1 institution of “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it in the top 4 percent of all four-year educational institutions in the nation. Temple’s research enterprise distinguishes itself through its focus on community, and using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Research Funding

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed the university among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.