Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Rated as one of the top five Doctor of Philosophy programs in the country, Yale’s PhD program is designed to prepare nurse scientists seeking to conduct cutting edge research that links to theory and clinical practice. Graduates are prepared for research and faculty positions in academic, clinical, and other settings where research skills are needed, and students have the opportunity to study with nationally and internationally recognized faculty to address the most pressing health problems of today. YSN provides exceptional pre- and post-doctoral opportunities, many of which are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These top-tier training programs include multidisciplinary behavioral research in Type 1 diabetes, along with self- and family-management of chronic illnesses.
Fields of Study
Fields of study within the PhD program include chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, obesity cardiovascular disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, sleep disorders), self- and family-management, maternal and child health, policy and politics of health care, global health, health equity and care of vulnerable populations, acute and critical care, end-of-life and palliative care, along with school- and community-based interventions.
More Information About the Program
The PhD program is administered by the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. For more information about the admissions process please refer to Office of Admissions at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; or contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about the program, please complete this form, or contact:
David Vlahov | Associate Dean for Research and Director of PhD Program
email@example.com | 203-785-2399
Several information sessions, including virtual and in-person meetings, are scheduled throughout the semester. Please check the website for more information on these opportunities.
Applications should be submitted by December 1, 2018. However, we will be accepting applications no later than January 2, 2019.
Jane Dixon, PhD, Professor
Margaret Grey, DrPH, PhD, RN, FAAN, Annie Goodrich Professor
Joan Kearney, PhD, PMHCNS, APRN-BC, Assistant Professor
Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Helen Varney Professor of Midwifery
M. Tish Knobf, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Professor, Chair of the Division of Acute Care & Health Systems
Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN, Dean and the Linda Koch Lorimer Professor
Mark Lazenby, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Associate Professor
Soohyun Nam, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, Associate Professor
Carmen Portillo, PhD, RN, FAAN, Executive Deputy Dean and Professor
Nancy S. Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Beatrice Renfield Term Professor
Lois Sadler, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, YSN and Yale Child Study Center and YSN Title IX Coordinator
David Vlahov, Associate Dean for Research and Director of PhD Program
Robin Whittemore, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Professor
Julie Womack, CNM, APRN, PhD, Associate Professor