About Us

Research and analysis projects focus on health care access, cost, financing, health system performance, quality — in short: What works? Who benefits? Who pays?

Specific program areas include the following:

  • Evaluate mechanisms for expanding health coverage, financing health care, and reforming payment, benefit, and delivery system design;
  • Assess potential and current state health reforms and the impact of federal policies on the state of Wisconsin;
  • Engage with private health care providers, purchasers, and advocates to assess and improve quality and reduce the cost of health care;
  • Analyze the potential of current and emerging data, particularly claims-based and other administrative data, to contribute to improved value and health outcomes;
  • Conduct pilot research in the arena of health care delivery and health care financing;
  • Produce practice-oriented reports, issue briefs, and peer-reviewed publications to advance the body of evidence in the field.

Our Team:

Marguerite Burns, PhD, Associate Professor, UW Department of Population Health Sciences

Laura Dague, PhD, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

Thomas DeLeire, PhD, Professor, Georgetown University

Donna Friedsam, MPH, Distinguished Researcher, University of Wisconsin

Kevin Look, PharmD, PhD, Assistant Professor, UW School of Pharmacy

Gwyn Pauley, PhD, Faculty Associate, University of Wisconsin Department of Economics

Brendan Saloner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Justin Sydnor, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Business

Kristen Voskuil, MPA, Associate Researcher, University of Wisconsin