New Chapter for the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy and Research

November 18, 2020

Dean David Weil announced the renaming and restructuring of the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy and Research. Along with the addition of “Research” to the name, he announced that the institutes will be co-directed by Professors Stuart Altman and Constance Horgan. The Schneider Institutes will operate with the same three interrelated units as in the past: the Institute for Behavioral Health (IBH) will continue to be directed by Professor Horgan and the Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) will continue under the direction of Professor A.K. Nandakumar. Senior Scientist Jennifer Perloff will become director of the Institute for Healthcare Systems (IHS) .

Weil thanked Professor Christopher Tompkins for his many years as director of IHS. Tompkins will now assume the role of Senior Advisor to the three institutes, reporting directly to Stuart Altman. To facilitate coordination among the institutes, a Collaborative Committee was established under the direction of Associate Professor Michael Doonan.

"With the addition of new researchers and a spirit of greater coordination across the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy and Research, researchers are already producing a record number of research and policy projects aimed at improving our health and behavioral health systems and ensuring they meet the highest standards of health equity," continued Weil. "The staff at the institutes are also working with other faculty and researchers at the Heller School to revise the health policy and research educational curriculum to reflect the latest changes in health systems in the United States and around the world.

"I am confident that the faculty, researchers, and staff at the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy and Research are well positioned for a new chapter in their distinguished history of conducting important and impactful research."

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