Public Health Sciences (PhD)

About the Program

Learn More About the Program

The PhD program in Public Health Sciences trains students to become experts in generating, through scholarly research, new knowledge about health and disease prevention and effective programs in public health. Graduates will be equipped with the means to communicate and disseminate this new knowledge. The program educates students in research design, implementation, analysis and public health practice, and teaches effective ways to disseminate scholarly findings and implement evidence-based, effective public health programs.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

School of Medicine


Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Jan 15, 2022
Space Available: Jun 1, 2022
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2022
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2022

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Jaime Allen
jnallen@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Group Chair
Carolyn Dewa
(916) 703-5656 | csdewa@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: General
Deborah Bennett
Med:Public Health Sciences
(530) 754-8282 | dhbennett@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: Admissions and General
Diana Cassady
Med:Public Health Sciences
(530) 754-5550 | dlcassady@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Carolyn Dewa
Med:Psychiatry & Behav Sci
(916) 703-5656 | csdewa@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Lorena Garcia
Med:Public Health Sciences
(530) 752-2875 | lgarcia@ucdavis.edu