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Hopkins’ Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease & Services Center

Hopkins’ Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease & Services Center

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The Hopkins’ Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Services (HEADS) Center is a new research center that seeks to improve the care and lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Center, led by Jennifer Wolff, PhD, Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Healthcare and Daniel Polsky, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative, focuses on both understanding the full range of care needs and identifying and advancing solutions that address accessibility, affordability, quality, and equity of care.

The Center builds on the vision that led to the creation of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care and its focus on advancing cutting-edge research, translating new knowledge to policymakers, key stakeholders, and people directly impacted by these diseases, and putting research into practice.  

— Co-director Jennifer Wolff, PhD

The HEADS Center will take a cross-school, interdisciplinary approach to build collaborations among faculty across Johns Hopkins University and include the following initiatives:

  • Funding to support novel pilot studies to advance population-based research and attract investigators to the field,
  • The development of a high-capacity, secure computing environment to support novel population-based data analyses, and
  • Community-building activities to support use of research resources, the dissemination of scientific findings, and partnerships with key stakeholders and advocacy organizations to translate findings into policy and practice.

The Center builds off of the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative, where we improve health systems through research, applying business principals to addressing challenges, and identifying cost-effective health interventions that have both financial and social value.

— Co-director Daniel Polsky, PhD

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Hopkins’ Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Services (HEADS) Center
Hampton House, Room 692
624 North Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Contact us: nhay1@jhu.edu

About Us

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Welcome to the HEADS Center.

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People

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Research Projects

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