Institute for Health Outcomes and Policy


Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality Improvement

Available entirely online

Advance your career in health care quality, health outcomes, policy and research online through Institute for Health Outcomes and Policy's innovative Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality Improvement.

What makes IHOP programs distinctive?

The graduate programs at the IHOP give students the opportunity to gain a specific set of skills and research experiences, including:

  • Design and implementation of health outcomes research
  • Research design methodologies
  • Clinical effectiveness research and health outcomes assessments
  • Data collection, measurement and analysis methodologies
  • Conducting research with vulnerable and underserved populations
  • Assessing health risk and outcomes from a variety of perspectives
  • Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis in health care
  • Clinical and translational research
  • Policy analysis and community engagement
  • Disseminating and implementing research findings to communities

Moreover, each student conducts mentored research in order to apply these skills in a hands-on setting.

Career Opportunities

Graduate training in the program prepares students for career opportunities in:

  • Academic research and teaching.
  • Safety and economic evaluation of products in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.
  • Policy analysis for professional associations, health care insurance providers, and governmental agencies.
  • Management within hospitals, managed care organizations and programs concerned with reimbursement for pharmaceuticals and other medical technologies.

Contact Us

Institute for Health Outcomes and Policy
College of Graduate Health Sciences
Email: cghs@uthsc.edu
920 Madison Ave
Suite 807
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-5538