Research & Policy Impact


Our research has helped guide global, national, and local policies and programs and generated its own secondary research:

  • Our scholarship was cited by the U.S. government in briefs supporting the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act litigation in the Supreme Court and lower federal courts in California, Florida, Virginia, and Michigan.
  • Our work with colleagues on the Task Force on the Health Care Industry Governor's Council on Economic Growth and Technology formed a basis for health reform in Massachusetts.
  • Findings from our research in South Korea led to input for a World Health Organization (WHO) report on health financing in South Korea and high level policy discussion with the Minister of Health and Welfare and health financing reform.
  • In Morocco, our research analyzed two reforms to expand health insurance coverage and identified future challenges for reform implementation, which was cited by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and discussed at a high level symposium on health financing and insurance sponsored by the Government of Morocco.
  • The principles and methods we have developed have been extended to other fields of study. For example, researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Melbourne have applied the Health Capability Paradigm to international research ethics.