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 Janet Weiner, Penn LDI Co-Director for Health Policy, and Zachary Meisel, LDI Fellow, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Co-Director of the Center for Emergency Care Policy Research at the Perelman School of Medicine.


CHERISH Dissemination and Policy Core

Zachary Meisel

Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Janet Weiner

Janet Weiner, PhD, MPH

Co-Director, Health Policy, Penn LDI

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