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The Political Economy of the National Institutes of Health

Award Year: 2006 Investigator: Bhaven Sampat
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the single largest sponsor of biomedical research in the world. It also enjoys a high level of bipartisan political support that is perhaps unrivaled in the health policy arena. Bhaven N. Sampat, Ph.D. is interested in how the NIH makes decisions about where to invest its funds and the effects of those decisions on the health of Americans.

Public Entrepreneurship and Health Policy Innovation

Award Year: 1993 Investigator: Thomas Oliver
Dr. Oliver conducts a systematic analysis of innovative leadership in health policy. He examines the characteristics, activities, and functions of public entrepreneurs individual leaders who help establish new goals, procedures, organizations, or programs in the public sector.