Notable people, papers, and events from PennLDI's first half-century


Notable people, papers, and events from PennLDI's first half-century

Fifty years of groundbreaking health services research. Fifty photos that tell the still-unfolding story of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. The impact -- a moment of influence at a critical time in health policy; a paper now considered a classic; the launch of a new interdisciplinary field. The people -- a remembrance of our founders, now gone; mentors who inspired brilliant careers; trainees who went on to make a difference; people who blazed trails and people who followed in their path. Follow us here and on Twitter as we highlight the pioneering people, events, and publications that marked turning points in our history and in health policy. Take part in this trip down memory lane by sharing your own memories using #PennLDI50.


Detailed analysis challenges conventional wisdom about high US prices

Since 2000, expanding the pipeline of underrepresented minorities in health services research

How doctors are paid matters. You heard it here first.

Wins 1984 Spotlight Prize from Operations Research Society

A relentless quest to make children safer

A transformative figure in American medicine

First woman to head Mass General's Department of Medicine. And we knew her when.

Where research and reality meet.

Pioneer in health services research, crusader for quality health care, and head of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Charisma, energy, and expertise in health insurance made him a natural to lead a new institute

The simpler interpretation? Doctors are human.

The time seemed right for national health care reform

Yet another highlight in a career of accomplishment for this RWJF Clinical Scholar and Wharton graduate

How LDI played a role in the creation one of the country's most important health sciences organizations.