Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Healthcare Studies


Since 1977, the Center of Healthcare Studies has had a presence at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Following is a timeline of our history.


The Center for Health Services and Policy Research is started with J.L Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Located on Northwestern’s Evanston Campus, the center is directed by Edward F. X. Hughes, MD.


The center is renamed the Institute for Health Service and Policy Research. The institute is a collaborative effort of Kellogg, Northwestern University School of Law, and the Northwestern University School of Medicine.The Institute is directed by Peter Budetti, MD, JD, and spans both the Evanston and Chicago campuses.


The Institute for Healthcare Studies is brought within Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, although there continues to be collaboration throughout the Northwestern University system. Kevin Weiss, MD, MPH, is director of the institute.


The Health Economics Program (HEP) is established (Director Neil Jordan, PhD). HEP centralizes health economics research support within the medical school.


The Program for Healthcare Equity is established. The Program is dedicated to eliminating disparities in health care and improving the quality of care for all individuals.


Jane L. Holl, MD, MPH is named director of the institute.


The Program for Healthcare Policy and Implementation is established (Director Megan McHugh, PhD).


We join the Institute for Public Health and Medicine as the Center for Healthcare Studies.


Two new research programs are established:

Program in Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement (Director Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS)

Program in Food Allergy (Director Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH)