About the Keck-Schaeffer Initiative for Population Health Policy

The Keck-Schaeffer Initiative for Population Health Policy combines empirical, multidisciplinary and policy-driven research with clinical insight to develop high-value strategies to improve the health of vulnerable populations.

History of the Initiative

The Keck-Schaeffer Initiative for Population Health Policy (KSI) is a collaboration between the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. Housed in the USC Roski Eye Institute and created with support from the USC Department of Emergency Medicine and the Schaeffer Center, KSI fosters multidisciplinary collaborations to generate new research and educational opportunities to study population health policy at the Keck School of Medicine.

Project Areas

KSI is conducting cutting-edge research designed to improve population health across several key areas. Currently, our ongoing work addresses the following topics:

  • Expanding access to high quality vision care
  • Improving behavioral healthcare in the U.S.
  • Reducing the burden of disability due to injury or chronic illness
  • Fighting America’s opioid epidemic

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