Chicago Center for Excellence in Health Promotion Economics

Also known as

CCEHPE

Goal

To apply innovative economic analysis to better understand individual behavioral responses to health promotion tools and the value associated with these tools.

Abstract

By applying innovative economic analysis, health promotion tools can be used more effectively to understand: (i) individual behavioral responses to these tools, and (ii) the value associated with these tools. We propose to do this by creating a Chicago Center of Excellence in Health Promotion Economics, building on the University of Chicago’s groundbreaking economics research tradition, and enriched by a well-structured partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health (UIC SPH) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Our scientific aims are to develop and apply economic methods to advance knowledge about (1) the role of economic factors in health behaviors, (2) the value of health promotion initiatives, (3) health disparities, namely, their determinants and potential strategies to eliminate them -- across racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic dimensions.

These scientific aims will be realized through a series of specific aims organized within the context of three cores: an administrative core, an economics core, and a disparities and neighborhoods core. The administrative core will support the effective use of Center resources for research and training, outreach to critical partners (especially including the UIC SPH and IDPH), linkage with community constituents, and the dissemination of center findings. The economics core will support the center's primary scientific focus, namely to develop and apply economic methods to advance knowledge about the role of economic factors in health behaviors and about the value of health promotion initiatives.

The disparities and neighborhoods core will support our third Scientific Aim by studying health disparities by race and socioeconomic status, with a special emphasis on their relation to community and neighborhood factors.

Research Partner(s)

University of Chicago

Funding Agency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Grant. No. P30 CD000147) through the University of Chicago

 

Principal investigator

Jack Zwanziger, PhD

 

Co-investigators

Frank J. Chaloupka, PhD

Start date
09/30/2004
End date
09/29/2008
Total award
$418,313
About this grant

This study is subcontracted through another institution.

Parent Study
Chicago Center for Excellence in Health Promotions Economics
PI of Parent Study
David O. Meltzer, MD, PhD
University of Chicago
For more information, contact
Jack Zwanziger, PhD
Director and Professor of Health Policy Administration
(312) 996-1062