- Research Areas
- Program Areas
HCP today strives to have its research enable the definition of Health Policy proposed by the World Health Organization, i.e., â€śDecisions, plans and actions undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society.â€ť
The remaining sections of this web site illustrate our approaches in teaching and in education. In brief:
- We have 23 tenure or tenure track faculty and three non-tenure track faculty with offices on-site.Â In addition, there are 11 affiliated faculty members whose offices are off-site (generally in one of the teaching hospitals) but who work with the faculty in HCP in research and/or teaching.
- Over the years there have been over 200 students in the university wide doctoral program in health policy, 64 current.Â HCP faculty members have served as chairs or as committee members for over 50-60% of these students.
- Throughout its history, HCP has sponsored 81 post-doctoral fellows, 12 current (e.g. in statistics, medicine, economics, sociology).
- The MD/MBA program has had 70 enrollees in its first five years, and approximately 10-12 students are accepted each year. The HMS portion of the program is administered by HCP.
- HCP directs one of the highest ranking courses in the basic science curriculum, a required course in health policy for second year medical students (HC 750). It also participates in many courses for the doctoral degree program.
- 70% of the core HCP faculty members have been elected to the Institute of Medicine and one to the National Academy of Sciences.
- HCP has three endowed professorships (Ridley Watts, Margaret T. Morris, and McNeil Family) and welcomes up to four sabbatical visitors each year.
- Its faculty members have served on MedCAC, MedPAC, the CBO Panel of Health Advisers and many other national and federal advisory groups.
- Our research covers multiple areas related to quality, costs and access and is engaged in many areas related to proposed health care efforts.