Policy and Precision Medicine

Tracking large-scale changes to domestic and international health policy demands a breadth of knowledge and keen insight into demographics, economics, and health systems. Experts at Columbia are asking crucial research questions to establish base frameworks and guidance to inform U.S. policy on better health for different populations. 

Experts at Columbia are quantifying both return on investment (ROI) and unintended consequences to provide insight on adjusting health policies for healthier lives and a healthier economy. Precision medicine and prevention initiatives and programs include addressing solutions to opioid and substance use, forced migration and health, and emergency care systems in resource limited settings.

Learn more about the Department of Health Policy and Management, the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, Dr. John Rowe’s research on healthcare ROI, and Dr. Peter Muennig’s work exploring health outcomes of child cognition from state-level welfare reforms.