Local Partners

Public and private collaborations enrich IHPI’s research environment and strengthen opportunities for furthering healthcare innovation and policy impact.  IHPI partners with five local organizations that share our commitment to conducting high-quality health services research, addressing challenges in healthcare delivery, improving health outcomes, overcoming disparities, making healthcare more affordable, and informing health policy debates. 

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Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation

Based at the University of Michigan, CHRT is a nonprofit partnership between U-M and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan designed to promote evidence-based care delivery, improve population health, and expand access to care. Housed at the University of Michigan, CHRT is committed to helping policy makers make decisions based on facts. 

Marianne Udow-Phillips, M.H.S.A.Director

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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Center for Clinical Management Research

CCMR’s mission is to advance knowledge, promote innovations, and engage in collaborations that will improve the health and health care of Veterans and the nation. Many of CCMR's investigators are nationally recognized experts in a broad spectrum of disciplines and hold joint University of Michigan (U-M) appointments in the Medical School (Departments of Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, and Urology), and Schools of Nursing and Public Health.

Eve Kerr, M.D., M.P.H.Director

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Altarum Institute

Altarum Institute traces one of its deepest historical "roots" to 1946, with a group of engineering professors at the University of Michigan. Merging with similarly minded technical organizations through the years, Altarum has built a focused and highly regarded capacity to synthesize data-driven research and client-centered consulting to understand and solve the systemic challenges that shape human health and health care. Altarum serves the public good by solving complex systems problems to improve human health, integrating research, technology, analysis, and consulting skills.

Paul Hughes-Cromwick, M.A.Senior Health Economist, Altarum's Center for Sustainable Health Spending

Ani Turner, M.A.Deputy Director, Altarum's Center for Sustainable Health Spending

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Arbor Research Collaborative for Health

The mission of the Arbor Research Collaborative for Health is to provide an empirical basis for improving the lives of patients by improving the practice of health care. They achieve this mission through interdisciplinary expertise in biostatistical analysis, clinical practice, management and integration of large data sets, economics, and public policy.

Robert Merion, M.D., FACS, President

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Mathematica Policy Research

Mathematica Policy Research is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs for over four decades.

Mary Harrington, M.P.P., Vice President; Director of Ann Arbor Health Research, Health Research Division

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