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


Bellevue Hospital

Zack Cooper Explains the Economics of Hospital Beds

April 6, 2020
On a Planet Money podcast, NPR takes a close look at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country that has throughout history dealt with outbreaks...

Zack Cooper’s Study on Out-of-Network Charges Featured on NPR

January 9, 2020
NPR’s On Point features Zack Cooper’s and Fiona Scott Morton’s new research in a report, “Surprise Medical Bills Generated by Out-of-Network Doctors at In-Network Hospitals...
Paper on Out-of-Network Billing

Cooper and Scott Morton Paper on Out-of-Network Payments

December 17, 2019
Zack Cooper and Fiona Scott Morton have a new paper in Health Affairs, “Out-Of-Network Billing And Negotiated Payments For Hospital-Based Physicians.” See Mike Cummings...

The Research on Hospital Mergers

September 10, 2019
The American Hospital Association (AHA) released a commissioned study last week citing evidence that hospital mergers and acquisitions reduced patient costs and improved care...
Emergency Departments Surprise Billing

Legislation on Surprise Medical Billing

July 9, 2019
In a story on NPR’s Marketplace about patients who receive surprise medical bills for unknowingly using out-of-network doctors in the emergency room,  Zack Cooper explains...