ISPS Health at Yale launched in 2013 and is comprised of over three dozen faculty from across the university. Our goal is to bring scholars from across Yale together to create an environment that can improve health, strengthen health care systems, and enhance the way health care is delivered.

Zachary Cooper

In addition to helping produce evidence that can inform policy, we connect Yale scholars to the outside world, and help educate the next generation of health policy leaders. ISPS Health holds academic seminars throughout the year, making data available to Yale scholars, and serving as a portal to show what’s happening in health policy across campus.

Zack Cooper, Director, ISPS Health at Yale


Red State, Blue State and Vaccination Rates

October 4, 2016
Steven Bernstein and colleagues at Yale School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Linda M. Niccolai, Anna North, and Jason Schwartz recently published the paper, “State...

Friedman, Busch and Schpero on the Effect of Tobacco Surcharges

July 7, 2016
A new paper on smoking cessation and the Affordable Care Act has been published by Health Affairs. Authors Abigail Friedman, Susan Busch and Will Schpero have found that high...

Zack Cooper is Panelist at Politico Event on Health Care Delivery

May 20, 2016
Politico hosted a panel discussion on May 19, "Pro Health Care Report: Reaching the Tipping Point: Health Care Delivery Reform" with Yale's Health Economist Zack Cooper....

Amanda Kowalski & Martin Hackmann Win Annual NIHCM Research Award

May 3, 2016
Yale health economist Amanda Kowalski and co-authors Martin Hackmann (former ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow) and Jonathan Kolstad won the annual NIHCM Award for Research Papers...

Bradley, Ndumele et al on Spending and Health Outcomes

May 2, 2016
A new paper by Elizabeth Bradley, Chima Ndumele and others look at the role of spending on social services, public health, and health care and found that states with a higher...