In our applied research, we: 

  • Synthesize existing evidence to identify innovative and effective strategies to improve population health.
  • Evaluate interventions to inform organization, community, and policy level change. 
  • Design and execute research studies to bring timely and relevant knowledge to the community-based partners, 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‚Äôs most pressing population health, health care delivery, and health policy challenges. 
  • Conduct short and long-term projects, tailoring the scope and timeline to the needs of the problem, project, and stakeholders. 

Methodological Approaches

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

Expertise of Affiliated Faculty

  • Advance care planning
  • Behavioral health
  • Chronic disease management
  • Community health workers
  • Food insecurity
  • Health care delivery and payment reform
  • Health economics
  • Health equity
  • Learning health care systems
  • Local health departments
  • Justice involved populations
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Population health 
  • Primary care
  • Social determinants of health
  • State health policy

If you are looking for assistance in applied research in any of these areas, please Contact Us and we can connect you.