The Center's Mission is to improve health and the value of health care through practical, innovative, and evidence-based policy solutions.

To achieve this mission, the Center:

  • Leads problem-focused, interdisciplinary health policy research

  • Conducts timely and impactful policy analysis

  • Develops and supports innovative educational and training opportunities in health policy across the educational continuum

  • Fosters cross-campus collaborations

  • Partners and engages with diverse external stakeholders

  • Translates research and evidence into implementable policy guidance

  • Evaluates health policy solutions across local, national, and global settings

We prioritize work that:

  • Spurs innovation that improves health and enhances value

  • Transforms health care through innovative use of increasingly rich data and analytics

  • Develops and applies evidence-driven strategies to address behavioral and social determinants of health

  • Develops more effective policies to advance health care integration while avoiding the adverse consequences of consolidation

  • Informs and improves decision making for patients, providers, product makers, payers, and policymakers

  • Provides health policy education for the next generation leaders in medicine, nursing, business, public policy, law, engineering, and academic research

  • Educates current and emerging health care leaders on the most effective policies and methods to transform health care

Duke-Margolis partners with funders and experts in healthcare policy and practice from around the world and is advised by an accomplished board of healthcare leaders representing academia, patients, policy research, payers, and providers. The Center has offices and staff on Duke University’s campus in Durham, North Carolina and at the Duke in DC offices in the heart of the nation’s capital.

Our focus areas are:

Healthcare Transformation

Biomedical Innovation

Health Policy in a Global Context