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


paper on MRI price transparency

Zack Cooper, Fiona Scott Morton Paper on MRI Price Transparency

March 2, 2021
Zack Cooper, Fiona Scott Morton, Michael Chernew, and Eugene Larsen Hallock publish “Physician Agency, Consumerism, and the Consumption of Lower-Limb MRI Scans” in Journal of...
1% solution to medical costs

Cooper & Scott Morton's 1% Solution

February 24, 2021
“A 1% inefficiency in the health care system is about what we’d be spending to give universal pre-k to the entire country.” Zack Cooper & Fiona Scott Morton’s new...

Congress Acts to Spare People from Surprise Medical Bills

December 23, 2020
Within the 5,600-page bill that providing COVID-19 economic relief, Congress passed legislation that addressed the long-running practice of surprise billing, where out-of-...
vaccine rollout with Howard Forman

Vaccine Rollout with Howard Forman (Podcast)

December 1, 2020
Yale Dr. Howard Forman says he’s optimistic about the timeline of a Covid-19 vaccine rollout in a podcast with Bloomberg News. Listen here. 
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...