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The Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics at the University of Southern California is one of the nation’s premier policy research centers. Its mission is to measurably improve value in health through evidence-based policy solutions, research and educational excellence, and private and public sector engagement.

More than 35 distinguished scholars and faculty, including two Nobel laureates work in the Schaeffer Center to investigate a wide array of topics, including: promoting value in health care spending; understanding how public policy affects medical innovation; improving insurance design; encouraging cost-effective care; and identifying the broader macroeconomic consequences of health care trends. The Center’s work is supplemented by a visiting scholars program and collaborations with other universities.