About the Center for Health Economics & Policy


The Center for Health Economics & Policy encourages the development of evidence-based research focused on improving health, and disseminates this work to policymakers and other stakeholders.

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    • Develop programs to increase the capacity of the Institute‚Äôs faculty scholars to produce the highest quality research in health economics and policy
    • Train new and existing scholars and students in the use of health economics and policy methods to enhance their ability to produce high quality research projects
    • Provide opportunities that encourage the dissemination of timely research findings to policymakers and other community leaders, including production of policy briefs, webinars, infographics, and conferences

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Contact & Location

The offices for the Center for Health Economics & Policy are located within the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis.


Our Team

Co-Director: Timothy D. McBride, PhD, MS
Bernard Becker Professor, Brown School
314-935-4356 | tmcbride@wustl.edu
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Center Co-Director: Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
(314) 273-2715 | kjoyntmaddox@wustl.edu
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Center Manager: Leah Kemper, MPH
314-935-3514| kemper@wustl.edu

Faculty Lead for Data and Methods: Abigail Barker, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Brown School
314-935-3513 | arbarker@wustl.edu
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