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Welcome from Stuart H. Altman, PhD

Welcome from Stuart H. Altman, PhD

Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy


Welcome. Founded in 1978 as one of the first U.S. academically based health care research centers, the Schneider Institutes expanded from a sole focus on Federal health policy to a broader portfolio that includes global as well as state and community based research and analysis. Because the founders, myself and Stanley Wallack, came to Brandeis University after serving in senior Federal health policy positions, the overarching goal of the Institutes is to conduct the research and forward policy recommendations to address major health and behavioral health policy issues.

Our core strength is having experienced, social science researchers, who not only dissect difficult problems -- but build solutions. The health care system is dynamic and our success over the past 35 plus years is tied to our commitment to high quality research and analysis that has an impact. A distinguishing characteristic that cuts across all three Institutes is the desire to be an active participant in the implementation of policy solutions. Finally, being situated in one of the country's leading universities, we are strongly committed to objective research and the dissemination of our findings, work that helps bridge research and practice.

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