Research is a pillar of our mission in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy. The research emphases of our faculty include:

  • Development of health policies affecting areas such as tobacco use, mental health, substance abuse, violence, and obesity
  • Community health, prevention, and emergency preparedness
  • Disparities, access to care, and social determinants of health
  • Global healthcare management and leadership
  • Impacts of health information technologies
  • Patient experience/quality of care, population health, and healthcare costs and financing

The department is also affiliated with Temple's Public Health Law Research Program and the Fox Chase Cancer Center Cancer and Control Program.

Research Labs

Health Policy Research Lab

The Health Policy Research Lab conducts research at the intersection of public health, law and health services: how laws are developed, how laws are implemented and their associated impact on health services utilization and population health.

Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Lab

The Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Lab conducts research on a set of topics aimed at understanding and reducing the burden of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

Patient-Centered Decision Making Lab

The Patient-Centered Decision Making Lab uses a variety of methods and frameworks to measure values and preferences with the goal of improving healthcare services and quality for patients and families.

Lab of Integrative Health Solutions

The Lab of Integrative Health Solutions integrates health service research, health informatics, and health policy and management for translational research in public health.