The Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research is a hub for multidisciplinary and translational research focused on improving population health.
Since its 1985 founding by Dr. David Mechanic, the Institute has become nationally renowned for meaningful and impactful work in this essential area of research. The Institute continues to build on this legacy while preserving the multidisciplinary structure and dynamic that makes it truly unique.
The Institute fosters rigorous theory-based research and innovative training, and supports collaborative opportunities for investigators across New Jersey and beyond. The Institute is focused on advancing the translation of knowledge to impact policy and practice, with an emphasis on sustainable engagement and reciprocal relationships with community partners in order to better understand the ubiquitous issues that affect health outcomes.