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. Lindsay Sabik chosen as a 2015 Blick Scholar.

 The awards provide $15,000 for each of four years to support the research agenda of the Blick Scholars.


Dr. Cathy Bradley awarded endowed chair

Dr. Bradley awarded the Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Foundation Chair in Cancer Prevention and Control.

Doctoral Program Accepting Applications for 2015

Apply Now to the PhD in Healthcare Policy and Research

Cunningham: High Medical Costs Were a Growing Burden for Americans Before the ACA Took Effect

The proportion of Americans spending a large share of their income on health insurance and health care was increasing in the years leading up to implementation of the Affordable Care Act.