About US | Center for Healthcare Policy and Research


Our interdisciplinary mission is to facilitate research, promote education and inform policy about health and healthcare.

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Established in 1994 as the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, the center’s initial focus was on the role of primary care in the healthcare system and the interrelationships among healthcare delivery, costs and patient outcomes in primary care. In 2006, the center was renamed the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research to reflect its expanded interdisciplinary mission to facilitate research, promote education and inform policy about health and healthcare.

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CHPR offers faculty a wide range of knowledge and experience in various research methods, policy analyses and research administration, including grant development and financial management. Faculty with diverse research needs utilize in-house support from our experienced researchers with expertise in public health, sociology, psychology, statistics, biostatistics, economics, communications and other fields.

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CHPR’s affiliates are integral to our success, conducting innovative research with support of CHPR staff, mentoring trainees and making evidence-based contributions to health policy. To become a faculty affiliate of CHPR, please fill out and submit our application form. Affiliate membership status will be granted upon approval from CHPR’s Leadership Team.

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Do you want an exciting career that puts you at the center of innovative and interdisciplinary healthcare research? CHPR is a local, regional and national leader that facilitates research, promotes education and informs policy about health and healthcare.

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