Program Leadership

Through research partnerships and mentoring opportunities the program leadership is dedicated to the growth and development of the Ph.D. students. 


Stacie Dusetzina, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Health Policy Program Director, Department of Health Policy, Professor, Health Policy, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


David Stevenson, Ph.D.

Chair, Dept. of Health Policy

Professor, Health Policy, Vice Chair for Education, Health Policy, Director of Health Policy Education, Health Policy


Melissa Krasnove, M.Ed

Program Manager, Health Policy & Health Services Research PhD Program

In addition to the leadership team, the students will have the opportunity to work closely with the primary faculty from the health policy department. Ph.D. advisors and mentors will be assigned based on research interests. All primary faculty are currently accepting new students.

Vanderbilt values interdisciplinary research and students will have the opportunity to work with faculty from other departments at VU, including epidemiology, economics, biostatistics, and social sciences, among others.