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The Center for Health Economics Research (CHER) was established by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI in response to the pressing need for research on health, health care, and health insurance. The Center brings together researchers across the campus and the state with interests in any area of health and health care which can be informed by economics or with implications for economic outcomes.

CHER researchers have a diverse set of interests and expertise, ranging from health insurance and health care cost growth to competition in health care markets to health-related quality of life. The Center also plays a local role in linking IUPUI to the community through shared interests in health care and research partnerships in collaboration with medical, business and government entities. In addition, CHER is linked to and supportive of the Economics Ph.D. program with a specialization in Health Economics.

NEWS:  CHER Faculty Research Fellows publishing new research on causes of the opioid epidemic and policies meant to contain the crisis.

Kosali Simon: Hollingsworth, A. C. Ruhm and K. Simon. “Macroeconomic conditions and opioid abuse.” Forthcoming, Journal of Health Economics

Sumedha Gupta:  Al Achkar, M.,Revere, D., Dennis, B., MacKie, P., Gupta, S., and Grannis, S. "Exploring perceptions and experiences of patients who have chronic pain as state prescription-opioid policies change: A qualitative study in Indiana.” Forthcoming BMJ Open.