The Center for Health Policy and Research in the UI College of Public Health is an expansion of the former Center for Health Services Research. The Center is the research arm of the Department of Health Management and Policy, and is a University-wide interdisciplinary research facility. Faculty members from the Colleges of Public Health, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Business Administration and Liberal Arts and Sciences serve as investigators in a variety of studies. Master’s degree and doctoral students may be selected to assist with ongoing research projects.
The Center houses numerous projects led by Center Associates. On average, 15-20 research projects are funded through the Center at any given time. Primary project funding comes from the National Institute of Health (NIH), State of Iowa, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), foundations, and private organizations.
The Center sponsors a number of educational activities. The Center also promotes collaboration among health organizations through frequent exchanges with professional and provider associations, policy and planning groups, insurance organizations, health delivery institutions, and other members of the health services research community.