Critical Issues, Expert Knowledge

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Healthcare Policy and Research is home to collaborative faculty members who apply their expert knowledge to healthcare issues in and out of the classroom.

We address critical topics ranging from health insurance coverage to health disparities and efficiency in healthcare delivery. Our faculty works to link evidence-based practice with policies that promote public health.

Accountable Care Organizations

This policy brief provides an overview of Accountable Care Organizations in the US and Virginia.

Dr. Andrew Barnes receives $450,000 to study youth tobacco use

The award from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth will explore the impact of electronic cigarette advertising on young people


Presenting research in compelling ways

Wafa Tarazi, MHPA, doctoral candidate in the department wins the AcademyHealth's 2015 Annual Student Competition

Costly Connections - the relationships between healthcare, education and health

How investments in education are investments in health - and can potentially lower health care costs


Dr. Cathy Bradley leaves the department

The faculty, students and staff congratulate Dr. Bradley‌ on her recent appointment at the Colorado School of Public Health and the Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center