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


Covid 19 vaccines distribution

How Fast and Well We Distribute the COVID Vaccine

November 23, 2020
Jason Schwartz and co-authors in an op-ed for USA Today outline the best ideas for distributing the Covid-19 vaccines.  Based on a new study this team recently did using “a...

Interview with Jason Schwartz in NEJM

October 29, 2020
An interview with Dr. Jason Schwartz on processes for determining the safety and efficacy of Covid-19 vaccine candidates and for distributing vaccines in New England Journal...
on hospital consolidation

GOP Introduces Bill Clamping Down on Hospital Consolidation

August 26, 2020
A 2018 study conducted by Zack Cooper found that prices at monopoly hospitals were 12% higher than those in markets with four or more rivals. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.)...
Berry & Cooper on the Covid economy

Berry & Cooper: To Save the Economy, Stop the Pandemic

July 10, 2020
Steve Berry and Zack Cooper propose that the government should dramatically increase Covid spending because it is cost effective in the long run and will get the economy...
Zack Cooper on CBS Radio

Zack Cooper on CBS Radio: The Social Value of Widespread COVID Testing

May 18, 2020
In an interview on CBS Radio, health economist Zack Cooper exhorts the value of everyone getting tested for Covid-19 for the economy to successfully re-open. He breaks down...