Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies

Applied Research and Evaluation for Improving Healthcare

The Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies (Center for HOPES), established in 1994, conducts applied research and evaluation to improve health and health care. Our clients include health care organizations, government agencies, community groups, and private-sector entities.

Located at The Ohio State University's College of Public Health, the Center strives to use the academic capabilities and experience of our faculty and research staff to conduct applied research and evaluation studies that will be of value to decision-makers. All of our studies are performed in close collaboration with our clients.

We have successfully conducted dozens of studies, including projects aimed at enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of health care delivery, analyzing the financial and policy implications of health care initiatives, evaluating treatment programs, and measuring heath-related outcomes. We look forward to working with your organization.

What We Do

The Center for HOPES conducts studies in the areas of health services research, outcomes measurement, health economics, survey research, healthcare improvement, program evaluation, comparative effectiveness research, and health policy analysis. 

Who We Are

Our studies are performed by doctorally trained faculty and researchers affiliated with the Ohio State University, along with specialized research personnel with expertise in the areas required by clients to meet specific project needs. 

Our Clients

Our clients include government agencies, health care systems, foundations, private-sector industries, community health organizations, along with other public and private entities.  Our studies are client-drive and performed collaboratively.