Research Grants

NIHCM Foundation supports innovative, independent, investigator-initiated research with a high potential to inform improvements to the United States health care system.

Grants provide funding for:

  • Projects that advance the evidence-base in areas such as health care financing, affordability, delivery, management and/or policy

Application Information

The deadline for submitting Letters of Inquiry for the 2024-2025 funding cycle has passed. Full (10-page) proposals will be invited from a small number of applicants in August and will be due in September 2024.


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Jennifer Kao, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Grants

January 01, 2024 - December 31, 2024

New Uses of Existing Drugs: The Effects of FDA Regulation and Off-Label Drug Use on Incentives for Pharmaceutical Innovation

Jennifer Kao, University of California, Los Angeles

James Robinson, University of California, Berkeley

Research Grants

January 01, 2024 - December 30, 2024

Market, Organizational, and Policy Drivers of Hospital Price Markups for Specialty Drugs

James Robinson, University of California, Berkeley

Pragya Kakani, Weill Cornell Medicine & Luca Maini, Harvard Medical School

Research Grants

January 01, 2024 - December 31, 2024

How Does Interchangeability Impact Biosimilar Adoption?

Pragya Kakani, Weill Cornell Medicine & Luca Maini, Harvard Medical School

Jane Zhu, Oregon Health & Science University

Research Grants

June 01, 2024 - August 31, 2025

Private Equity’s Effects on Primary Care Practices Participating in Medicare Advantage

Jane Zhu, Oregon Health & Science University

Yashaswini Singh, Brown University

Research Grants

January 01, 2024 - December 31, 2024

Spillover Effects of Private Equity Acquisitions of Physician Practices on Local Market Competitors: Implications for Access to Care

Yashaswini Singh, Brown University

Niam Yaraghi, University of Miami/Brookings Institution

Research Grants

January 01, 2024 - December 31, 2024

A Double-Edged Sword: Evaluating the Role of Telehealth Expansion and Contraction in the US Opioid Crisis

Niam Yaraghi, University of Miami/Brookings Institution

Anna Zink, University of Chicago & Hannah Neprash, University of Minnesota

Research Grants

January 01, 2024 - December 31, 2024

The Effect of AI-Enabled Clinical Software on Health Care Spending and Health Outcomes

Anna Zink, University of Chicago & Hannah Neprash, University of Minnesota

Sri Lekha Tummalapalli, Weill Cornell

Research Grants

January 01, 2024 - December 31, 2024

Impact of Capitation Payment Models on Kidney Health Outcomes

Sri Lekha Tummalapalli, Weill Cornell

John X Jiang, Michigan State University

Research Grants

January 01, 2024 - December 31, 2024

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Hospital Price Transparency Rule in Price Reduction

John X Jiang, Michigan State University

Adrianna McIntyre, Harvard University

Research Grants

February 01, 2023 - June 30, 2024

Evaluating Automatic Enrollment into Marketplace Coverage During the Unwinding of the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Policy: a Two-State Study

Adrianna McIntyre, Harvard University

Zirui Song, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Research Grants

January 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023

In the Shadows of Trauma: The Economic and Clinical Impact of Childhood Firearm Injuries on Survivors and Family Members

Zirui Song, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Meredith Matone, University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Research Grants

March 01, 2023 - August 31, 2024

A State-wide Study of Childbirth-Related Opioid Exposure and Conversion to Postpartum High-Risk Opioid Use

Meredith Matone, University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Avik Roy, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP)

Research Grants

January 01, 2023 - March 01, 2024

Debunking the Myth that High Drug Prices Accelerate Innovation

Avik Roy, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP)

Ola Abdelhadi, University of California, Berkeley

Research Grants

January 01, 2023 - February 29, 2024

Increasing Private Equity Investment in Cancer Care: What is the Effect on Prices and Quality of Care?

Ola Abdelhadi, University of California, Berkeley

Bhaven N. Sampat, Arizona State University (formerly Columbia University)

Research Grants

January 01, 2023 - June 30, 2023

Can Improving Pharmaceutical Patent Quality Promote Competition and Reduce Drug Prices?

Bhaven N. Sampat, Arizona State University (formerly Columbia University)

Chanup Jeung, University at Albany, State University of New York (formerly at University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Research Grants

January 01, 2023 - June 30, 2024

Increasing Access to Postpartum Mental Health Care via Telehealth: Evidence from Medicaid Coverage of Mental Health Services in Massachusetts

Chanup Jeung, University at Albany, State University of New York (formerly at University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Dan Ly, University of California, Los Angeles & VA Greater Los Angeles

Research Grants

January 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Timeliness of Diabetes Care

Dan Ly, University of California, Los Angeles & VA Greater Los Angeles

Hannah Neprash, University of Minnesota

Research Grants

January 01, 2023 - December 31, 2024

The Effect of Hospital Ransomware Attacks on Health Care Delivery and Patient Outcomes

Hannah Neprash, University of Minnesota

S. Sean Tu, West Virginia University College of Law

Research Grants

June 01, 2023 - May 31, 2024

Improving Competitive Drug Markets by Reviewing Patents

S. Sean Tu, West Virginia University College of Law

Colleen Carey, Cornell University

Research Grants

January 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023

The Effects of Physicians’ Financial Transfers from Drug Firms on Prescribing of Physician-Administered Cancer Drugs

Colleen Carey, Cornell University

Wendy Brunner, Bassett Medical Center

Research Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Defining the Digital Divide: Implications for Improving Access to Care

Wendy Brunner, Bassett Medical Center

Mark Clapp, Massachusetts General Hospital

Research Grants

January 01, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Assessing Postpartum Care Among Medicaid Beneficiaries in an Era of Expanded Access and Telehealth Services

Mark Clapp, Massachusetts General Hospital

Alison Cuellar, George Mason University

Research Grants

February 01, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Marginalized/Minoritized Communities, Health Equity and Medicaid Telehealth Policy

Alison Cuellar, George Mason University

Keith Marzilli Ericson, Boston University

Research Grants

January 01, 2022 - July 01, 2024

Redesigning Payment Policy for Physician-Administered Drugs

Keith Marzilli Ericson, Boston University

Vinu Ilakkuvan, PoP Health, LLC

Research Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Delivering Medicaid Mental Health Services and Supports in Schools

Vinu Ilakkuvan, PoP Health, LLC

Tim McDonald, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Research Grants

January 01, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Can Medical Practices Afford to Increase Efficiency?

Tim McDonald, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Hannah Neprash, University of Minnesota

Research Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Making Primary Care Count: Intended and Unintended Consequences of the Evaluation & Management Payment Change

Hannah Neprash, University of Minnesota

James Roberts, Duke University

Research Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2023

Vertical Integration of Specialty Physician Practices and the Association with Private Equity Acquisition of Short-Term Acute Care Hospitals

James Roberts, Duke University

James Robinson, University of California, Berkeley

Research Grants

January 01, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Provider Price Strategies and Insurer Counter-Strategies for Infused Drugs in Hospital and Independent Sites of Care

James Robinson, University of California, Berkeley

Katherine Bowman, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Research Grants

January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Forum on Traumatic Brain Injury

Katherine Bowman, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Jessica Cohen, Harvard University

Research Grants

January 01, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Impact of Medicaid Provider Incentives for Postpartum LARC Provision on Postpartum Contraceptive Use

Jessica Cohen, Harvard University

Genevieve Kanter, University of Pennsylvania

Research Grants

January 01, 2021 - August 31, 2023

Medically Integrated Dispensing in Oncology

Genevieve Kanter, University of Pennsylvania

Tim Brown, University of California, Berkeley

Research Grants

May 01, 2021 - July 20, 2022

The Causal Effect of High-Quality Physician-Patient Relationships on Healthcare Costs and Outcomes: Differences by Race/Ethnicity and the Effect of Racial/Ethnic Concordance

Tim Brown, University of California, Berkeley

Jamie Robinson, University of California, Berkeley

Research Grants

January 01, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Price and Quality for Ambulatory Surgery: Differences Between Hospital-Based and Freestanding Centers

Jamie Robinson, University of California, Berkeley

Adam Sacarny, Columbia University

Research Grants

March 01, 2021 - February 28, 2022

Nudging Providers to Curtail Dangerous Opioid Prescribing and Improve the Safety of the Health Care Delivery System

Adam Sacarny, Columbia University

Jane Zhu, Oregon Health and Science University

Research Grants

January 01, 2021 - January 31, 2023

Private Equity Acquisitions of Physician Medical Practices and Implications for Practice Patterns and Costs of Care

Jane Zhu, Oregon Health and Science University

Nicholas Tilipman, University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Grants

January 01, 2021 - August 31, 2022

Provider Market Power and Adverse Selection in Health Insurance Markets: Evidence from the California Benefits Exchange

Nicholas Tilipman, University of Illinois at Chicago

Aaron Mitchell, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Research Grants

January 01, 2021 - December 31, 2022

Can Conflict of Interest with the Drug Industry Harm Patients?

Aaron Mitchell, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Maria Polyakova, Stanford University

Research Grants

June 01, 2020 - July 31, 2021

Health and Economic Incidence of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Maria Polyakova, Stanford University

Amol Navathe, University of Pennsylvania

Research Grants

June 01, 2020 - December 31, 2022

The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Spending and Practice Patterns

Amol Navathe, University of Pennsylvania

Coleman D. Drake, University of Pittsburgh

Research Grants

March 01, 2020 - November 30, 2020

Nothing Matters: The Zero-Price Effect in the Individual Insurance Market

Coleman D. Drake, University of Pittsburgh

Principal Investigator: Russell J. Funk, University of Minnesota

Research Grants

January 01, 2020 - June 30, 2022

Competitive Dynamics of Physician Referrals in the Era of ACOs

Principal Investigator: Russell J. Funk, University of Minnesota

Principal Investigator: Josh Feng, University of Utah

Research Grants

January 01, 2020 - January 31, 2021

The Impact of Consolidation on Prescription Drug Pricing and Access

Principal Investigator: Josh Feng, University of Utah

Principal Investigator: Pierre Thomas Léger, University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Grants

June 01, 2020 - August 31, 2022

Geographic Variation in Medicare and Commercial Spending

Principal Investigator: Pierre Thomas Léger, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jodi B. Segal, Johns Hopkins University

Research Grants

January 06, 2020 - July 31, 2021

Variation Across Health Systems in the Overuse of Healthcare Resources by Older Adults in the United States

Jodi B. Segal, Johns Hopkins University

Sarah Axeen, University of Southern California

Research Grants

January 01, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Measuring the Value of Emergency Mental Health Care

Sarah Axeen, University of Southern California

Mei Kwong, Center for Connected Health Policy

Research Grants

January 01, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Policy Changes that Need to be Made for FQHCs to Utilize Telehealth to Address the Opioid Crisis

Mei Kwong, Center for Connected Health Policy

Ashvin Gandhi, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Grants

January 01, 2020 - July 31, 2022

Bargaining and International Reference Pricing in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Ashvin Gandhi, University of California, Los Angeles