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Health Economics Research and Evaluation

The Health Economics Research and Evaluation (HERE) core provides systematic value-based analysis of healthcare programs and interventions. Our studies bridge research and practice by targeting efficiently and effectively improving healthcare-related outcomes addressing perspectives of patients, providers, healthcare systems, payers and regulators. HERE focus areas include:

  • Precision medicine
  • Population health
  • Healthcare quality improvement
  • Health technology assessment
  • Clinical innovation
  • Health systems re-engineering
  • Genomics/pharmacogenomics

HERE investigators support collaborative research efforts by serving as principal investigators or co-investigators on research projects by providing expertise in study design, methods, measurement of the health economic-related outcomes and value, acquisition and analysis of health economic data, and author/co-author manuscripts, posters and other publications.

Our staff address complex problems in health services research, population health, healthcare financing and policy using research principles and scientific approaches in economics, statistics, econometrics, business and data analytics to complement biostatistics, epidemiology and clinical medicine. Our areas of service include:

  • Study design
  • Cost of illness analysis
  • Decision analysis modeling and simulation
  • Econometric analysis
  • Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis
  • Budget impact, business case and return on investment analysis
  • Payment model design
  • Evidence synthesis/systematic reviews

Our health economists are well equipped to conceptualize and conduct rigorous, innovative research to answer critical questions addressing value by emphasizing factors affecting decision-making.  HERE investigators work with multi-disciplinary teams including clinical investigators, healthcare providers and subject matter experts to explore and evaluate new healthcare services, technology, care models and innovative approaches.


  • Snyder, Susan, PhD, MBA
  • Maeng, Daniel, PhD
  • Hao, Jing, MD, PhD