The Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH) is a multi-institutional Center of Excellence, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. CHERISH is a collaborative effort among Penn LDI/University of Pennsylvania, Weill Cornell Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Public Health, and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

The mission of CHERISH is to develop and disseminate health economic research on healthcare utilization, health outcomes, and health-related behaviors that informs substance use disorder treatment policy and HCV and HIV care of people who use substances. To increase the impact of this research, CHERISH supports research conducted at the individual, system, and community levels.

The dissemination and policy core of CHERISH is led by Perelman School of Medicine faculty members and Penn LDI Fellows Zachary Meisel, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Center for Emergency Care Policy Research and Margaret Lowenstein, Assistant Professor of Medicine.

CHERISH Dissemination and Policy Core

Zachary Meisel

Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Emergency Care Policy Research; Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Margaret Lowenstein

Margaret Lowenstein, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

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