Applied Research

In our applied research, we: 

  • Synthesize existing evidence to identify innovative and effective strategies to improve population health.
  • Evaluate interventions to inform organization and policy level change. 
  • Design and execute research studies to bring timely and relevant knowledge to the health care system and policymakers. 
  • Work with diverse stakeholders, including state government, community-based organizations, employers, payers, health care providers, and consumers to tackle today’s most pressing health care delivery and policy challenges. 
  • Conduct both short and long-term projects, tailoring the scope and timeline to the needs of the problem, project, and stakeholders. 

Methodological Approaches

  • Impact analysis of state and federal policies
  • Evidence synthesis and systematic reviews
  • Formative and summative evaluation
  • Implementation science
  • Claims data analysis 
  • Survey design, implementation, and analysis
  • Mixed methods
  • Qualitative interviews and focus groups 
  • Community-engaged research
  • Policy analysis

Areas of Expertise

  • Health care financing
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Insurance design
  • Cost containment
  • Consumer engagement
  • Price and cost transparency
  • State health policy 
  • Care delivery transformation
  • Primary care
  • Organization of health care delivery
  • Payment models
  • Learning and culture change in health care systems
  • Population health 
  • Social determinants of health
  • State health care reform
  • Care coordination
  • Serious Illness Care
  • Palliative care integration
  • Advance care planning
  • Aging