Program on U.S. Health Policy

Innovation in Domestic Health Research

Janet Currie and Amitabh Chandra

CHW’s Program on U.S. Health Policy (USHP), launched in 2012, sponsors research and activities addressing aspects of domestic health care and health policy.

The Program supports innovative faculty and student research, conferences, policy forums and special issues in health policy journals.

Program Activities

The Program emphasizes interdisciplinary research on new approaches to health policy challenges; lectures, seminars and forums addressing current topics in domestic health; and programs to assist states in health reform implementation, and to spur innovation towards more efficient and cost-effective health care access and delivery mechanisms.

Research Projects

Support includes a wide range of faculty research projects and graduate research funding opportunities.

Conferences, Forums & Outreach

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From media outreach and forums to conferences that emphasize health innovation, the Program aims to advance the dialogue regarding health policy. 

Learn about recent initiatives.

Hands-On Learning

Through internships and education, the Program is training the next generation of health policy leaders. Learn more about our education mission.

State Health Reform & Innovation

Our programs assist states with health reform implementation and to spur innovation in health care access, delivery and cost containment. Learn more about state health reform.

Current Research

Program Director

Janet Currie

Janet Currie
  • Co-Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing
  • Chair, Department of Economics
  • Professor of Economics and Public Affairs