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The Healthcare Initiative at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business serves as a center of gravity for the diverse disciplines that engage in healthcare research at Booth, and facilitates collaboration with partners across the university.

Through rigorous research and interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty members, policymakers, industry leaders, alumni, and current students, we bring analytical and humanistic approaches to bear to make a positive impact on the healthcare industry.

Co-Directors of the Healthcare Initiative

Dan Adelman

Charles I. Clough, Jr. Professor of Operations Management

Our Faculty in This Area

Baris Ata

Chookaszian Family Professor of Operations Management

John R. Birge

Hobart W. Williams Distinguished Service Professor of Operations

Eric Budish

Steven G. Rothmeier Professor of Economics and Centel Foundation/Robert P. Reuss Faculty Scholar

Veronika Rockova

Associate Professor of Econometrics and Statistics, and James S. Kemper Foundation Faculty Scholar

Chad Syverson

George C. Tiao Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Robert H. Topel

Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Research from the Booth Community

Healthcare Analytics Laboratory

The Healthcare Analytics Laboratory is an MBA lab course at Booth in which students learn how to apply quantitative analytical tools to improve the delivery of healthcare. At the end of each course, MBA students present their findings to executives who work at sponsoring firms.

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Healthcare-Related Courses at Booth

At Booth, we believe in a multidisciplinary approach to a business education. Our MBA students are educated in the fundamentals of business: accounting, economics, psychology, sociology, and statistics.

Among the many MBA courses at Booth exist a number of classes in which students learn the ins and outs of the healthcare industry and prepare themselves for career in the healthcare industry. These classes include:

  • Life Sciences: Innovation and Finance
  • Healthcare Data Analytics
  • Healthcare Analytics Lab
  • Global Health and Social Policy
  • Commercializing Innovation: Tools to Research and Analyze Private Enterprises
  • New Venture Strategy
  • Building the New Venture
  • Social Enterprise Lab
  • Managing Service Operations