Nursing Science & Health-Care Leadership, Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Studies

Sheryl L. Catz, Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program Director

Mission Statement

Integrating the science and humanity of nursing and other health disciplines, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing leads innovative research, education and practice and prepares leaders who advance health, transform health care and ignite bold system change locally, nationally and globally.

Nursing Science & Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree Program

Hosted by the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree Programs prepare nurse leaders, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, researchers and faculty in a unique interdisciplinary and interprofessional environment.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program 

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program at UC Davis prepares graduates as leaders in health care, health policy and education and research at the university level to conduct transformative research, educate health professionals and researchers, effect system change, influence and implement policy, and advance health from multiple settings.


The UC Davis Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group includes a wide cross-section of academic disciplines with faculty from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing as well as UC Davis Health and other UC Davis schools, colleges, and departments. Within the graduate group faculty are experts in nursing, health informatics, nutrition, biostatistics, public health and other fields.