The interdisciplinary nature of the Department of Health Administration and Policy creates a rich array of opportunities for collaborative research among the faculty. The faculty’s research not only provides real and meaningful contributions to the fields of health care administration, policy, and informatics, but it also serves to add value to our students’ classroom experience, allowing them to learn from experts in the field who are working to solve some of the challenging issues our health care system faces today.
Health Informatics Research
Health informatics faculty conduct original research in several areas related to health informatics, health information technology, and health services research including electronic/personal medical records, intelligent systems, health care terminologies, data and text mining, consumer health informatics, and clinical decision support.
Health Policy Research
Health policy and economics research faculty within the department partner with health insurers, hospitals, physicians groups, state and federal government agencies, and public health entities to engage in a variety of studies that include program and policy evaluations, comparative-/cost-effectiveness, and outcomes research.