Research Resources

1. LDI Health Services Research Data Center

The Health Services Research Data Center provides data services to LDI affiliates who are using highly sensitive patient information in their research.  The Center's overall goals include:

  • Leveraging the resources of LDI's investigator community to create, sustain, and grow research resources that are difficult for any one investigator to develop/sustain in isolation
  • Providing opportunities for trainee education in hands-on HSR by reducing/removing barriers to entry
  • Enabling junior faculty to build research programs with the twin goals of promoting career success and creating future supporters of LDI's research infrastructure

2. Analytic Support

LDI Health Economics Data Analyst Pool (HEDAP) supports health services research by facilitating professional development of analysts, programmers, and statisticians working on health care claims projects.

3. Data Resources

CMS, OptumInsight, AHA, and FSRDC

NEW: Also see the Philadelphia Federal Statistical Research Data Center (PFSRDC) in which LDI is a partner.

4. LDI Small Grants Program

The LDI Small Grants Program requests proposals for pilot research and working group grants in the broad category of health systems and health policy research. The proposals investigate emerging medical, economic, social, and policy issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered with particular interest in projects aligned with our four main health policy and research themes:  insurance reform, health care delivery, healthy behaviors, and vulnerable populations.

5. LDI Policy Accelerator Pilot Program

One of the challenges in applying evidence to policy is the gap between the timing of emerging policy issues and the life cycle of a research project. To bridge this gap, LDI will make LDI Policy Accelerator Pilot Grants available to qualifying researchers. The goal of this new form of pilot grant is to incentivize LDI experts to produce policy-relevant content—a descriptive data brief, an opinion piece, a perspective or viewpoint, prominent blog post, or testimony—in response to an issue of immediate concern to policymakers.

6. Research Working Groups

In collaboration with the Penn Medicine Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, LDI convenes topic-specific research working groups. Each is chaired by a Senior Fellow and has flexibility on how they operate in order to achieve the greatest impact.

7. Find Colleagues and Collaborators

The LDI website includes an "Experts Directory" that is an index of all Senior Fellows, Associate Fellows and Adjunct Fellows searchable by name, school and research interests.

8. Translation & Dissemination Support

LDI's communications staff can assist Senior Fellows and Associate Fellows in repackaging and effectively communicating their research and expertise for different audiences.

9. Poster Printer Services

The LDI graphics department offers a Poster Printing Service to all LDI Senior Fellows and Associate Fellows who are the first or second author on a poster.