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


Radio Interview on Private Insurance Costs

January 4, 2016
BYU Radio host Julie Rose interviews Zack Cooper on his Health Care Pricing Project, his latest research on the variation of medical costs across the country. During the 20...

Zack Cooper's New Study Shows Where and Why Health Care Is So Expensive

December 15, 2015
Yale health economist Zack Cooper and co-authors shed new light on why and where medical costs are expensive with the recently released paper, “The Price Ain’t Right:...

New Paper: "A Call for Value in Cancer Research"

November 13, 2015
A new paper written by Cary Gross, MD (Yale School of Medicine and COPPER) and Ezekiel Emanuel MD (University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine) finds that the huge amount...

New Study on Banning E-Cigs to Minors

November 2, 2015
A new study published in the Journal of Health Economics, led by Assistant Professor Abigail Friedman at Yale’s School of Public Health, found that in the states that...

Behavioral Economics: Sindelar's Study on Cigarette Pack Size

October 2, 2015
A new study by Jody Sindelar and co-author Joaquin Marti (University of Leeds)  finds that smaller cigarette packs may help some smokers cut down or refrain from smoking. ...