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: On Monday, May 4, 2020 the Center for Health Economics Research cohosted a virtual networking event for over 80 health economists and health services researchers from IUPUI, IUB, Ball State, Purdue,.and Notre Dame. CHER has cohosted several in-person networking events along with researchers from IUB School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Center for Health Policy at the Fairbanks School of Public Health. This year we pivoted to an online format and focused specifically on research related to COVID-19. Most of the time was devoted to breakout sessions of 8-10 people interested in specific types of COVID-19 research or using specific types of data. Researchers forged new connections and, potentially, collaborations. Nir Menachemi, Chair of Health Policy and Management Department at the Fairbanks School of Public Health, also presented a plenary session on the important work his team is conducting alongside the Indiana State Department of Health to test a random sample of Hoosiers for COVID-19 and antibodies to the virus. CHER Director, Anne Beeson Royalty said “I’m glad we were able to pivot this event to online at such a critical time for health economics and health services research. Researchers in these areas are working hard and at a quick pace to contribute to the knowledge base about the virus and its effects on outcomes ranging from its economic impact to its effect on mental health. It’s an important time to be forging new partnerships and forming new research teams to further this research.”


April 29 Health Services Research Networking Event*

IUPUI Campus Center
420 University Blvd.
CE 409
Indianapolis IN 46202


9-9:30 Informal networking over breakfast.
9:30-9:40 Welcome
9:40-10:10 Small-group meetings on selected topics
10:15-10:30 two short presentations
10:45-11 coffee break
11:00-11:30 Second breakout round
11:30-12:00 two short presentations
12:00-1:00 Lunch and 3rd breakout round