Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Investigator-Initiated Research Grants

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NIHCM Foundation supports innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. In the first eight years of the program, we have awarded nearly $2.6 million to support 46 studies.


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Application Information

The deadline for the 2020-2021 round of grant making has passed. We have invited a small number of applicants to submit full proposals and will be selecting grant winners based on those submissions in the fall.

Research Grantee News

journal of political economyNew Article on Surprise Billing
Zack Cooper, Yale University
This article describes the large surprise bills many patients receive from emergency department physicians and evaluates the impact of one state's approach to remedy the problem.

BMCNew Article on Spending for Diabetes Care
Julie Lauffenburger, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
This article describes a data-driven approach to identify diabetes patients likely to experience rapidly increasing diabetes spending and highlights targets for early intervention that may prevent this progression.

CCHPNew Report on Telehealth
Mei Kwong, Center for Connect Health Policy
This report shows that although temporary expansions in telehealth policy addressed many of the largest concerns FQHCs had with utilizing telehealth for MAT, barriers still remain including broadband access and patient/provider education.

pharmacoeconomics logoNew Article on Opioid Prescribing
Ritu Agarwal, University of Maryland
This paper found that issuing initial opioid prescriptions for shorter durations would save money and reduce the amount of time that patients use opioid prescriptions.

Science Journal Logo thinNew Article on Racial Bias in Machine Learning
Ziad Obermeyer, Brigham and Women's Hospital
This study discovered racial bias in a predictive algorithm used to guide health decisions for millions of Americans, finding that the algorithm missed nearly 50,000 chronic diseases in black patients.