The Robert J. Margolis, M.D., Center for Health Policy was established in January 2016 with a $16.5 million gift from Duke medical school alumnus Robert J. Margolis and his wife Lisa, through the Robert and Lisa Margolis Family Foundation.
Duke-Margolis brings together capabilities that generate and analyze evidence across the spectrum of policy to practice, supporting the triple aim of health care – improving the experience of care, the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost. This requires broad multidisciplinary capabilities that few institutions can bring together, and is fueled by Duke University’s entrepreneurial culture.
The Center integrates the expertise of Duke University scholars and academic health system with an established team experienced in convening stakeholders and conducting policy analysis. The Center is a catalyst, linking Duke’s world-class research and health care with policymakers and policy analysts in the public and private sector at the local, national and global levels. Disciplines involved in the Center include business, biomedical research, clinical care, public policy, population health, global health, law, the social sciences, and the humanities.
The Center is based at the Fuqua School of Business, with staff and offices in both Durham and at Duke’s center in Washington, DC, and collaborates with experts on health care policy and practice from across the country and around the world.