Individuals enrolled in the Ph.D. program are accomplished, diverse, and engaged students with a wide variety of research interests. These interests currently include:
- Costs of care and cost-effectiveness in cancer prevention and control
- Use of geographic information systems and spatial econometrics to inform priority setting for HIV/AIDS
- Access to care and uninsurance
- Role of preventive care in reducing health care costs
Graduate Research Symposium
Doctoral students may take advantage of the annual Graduate Research Symposium, a university-wide opportunity for graduate students to present their original research. The event, held each April, is attended by VCU students and faculty, local media, legislators, and the community at large.
Graduate Research at VCU
VCU is committed to fostering and supporting student research. The Office of Research co-sponsors "Research Week," a campus-wide event showcasing graduate and undergraduate research, and provides resources and training for students. In addition, the Center for Clinical and Translational Research offers assistance to individuals conducting research at VCU.