Hello and Welcome to the Department of Health Services Administration!

I join our faculty, staff and students in welcoming you to the Health Services Administration (HLSA) department. HLSA is a vibrant, energetic, and growing group!

In the last couple of years, we have expanded our degree offerings to a doctoral program in Health Services and 4 master programs: MHA, MPH in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation, MPH in Health Equity and MPH in Public Health Practice and Policy (which is mainly on line). We also have the Certificate in the Principles of Public Health (online).

We offer a stimulating and exciting student experience with close contact with faculty, an outstanding cohort of peers, rigorous academic programs, amazing internship/practice opportunities and a collegial atmosphere.

You will find a highly committed and innovative faculty who are excited about their cutting edge research in health services, health economics, health policy, and health equity. HLSA faculty love to share their excitement about research and mentor students to prepare them for careers in academia, government, or the private sector. Our monthly research seminar series brings local and national speakers to discuss provocative new findings at the cutting edge of health services, health policy and health equity.

Our students, a mix of full-time and part-time students, form a cohesive cohort of motivated and intellectually curious individuals. They come from federal and state agencies, non-profits, the private sector or straight from undergraduate. What they have in common is a passion for public health, reducing disparities and improving health for all.

Being in the Washington DC area, our students engage in highly sought after internships at federal and state agencies, national, state and local health organizations, including hospitals, health systems, insurance, and non-profit groups. To see a partial list of internship sites, click here.

Come and see for yourself the amazing HLSA team! Join us Thursdays at 3pm at our weekly coffee hour which brings together faculty, staff, current and prospective students to exchange brilliant ideas, chat and have a fun time. And the coffee is great!  

Luisa Franzini, PhD

Chair, Health Services Administration