30 College Avenue, College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1293
Telephone: 732/932-8413; Fax: 732/932-6872
David Mechanic, Director
The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IHHCPAR) was established to consolidate and focus the resources of the university on critical health and aging issues facing the nation. It facilitates collaboration among scholars who represent many disciplines, providing them with opportunities to pool their knowledge and expertise in examining multifaceted health problems. The institute has three units: its division on health, health policy, and aging; its Center for Research on the Organization and Financing of Care for the Severely Mentally Ill; and the Center for State Health Policy, which examines critical state and regional health-policy issues. Each division of the institute provides research and training opportunities to predoctoral students enrolled in degree-granting programs elsewhere in the university, to fellows enrolled in the institute's postdoctoral program, and to undergraduates. Although the institute has broad scope, it focuses its research efforts in areas where it has analytic strength and where it can build on the excellence of academic departments and professional schools at the university.