Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Nir Menachemi is the Fairbanks Endowed Chair and serves as Chair of the Health Policy and Management department of the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and holds the rank of professor. He also holds an appointment as scientist with the Regenstrief Institute, an internationally recognized informatics and health care research organization dedicated to the improvement of health through research that enhances the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care. Menachemi’s research examines how organizational strategies (e.g., health information technology adoption) impact critical performance measures, including quality outcomes and financial performance. In addition, he has published extensively on health policy and public health topics such as obesity issues and the impact of various laws or policies on health outcomes. Recently, he has focused on research related to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. Menachemi has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and his work has appeared in numerous prestigious professional journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, Health Services Research, and the American Journal of Public Health.
Areas of Expertise
Public health, health policy, health administration, emergency preparedness, hospital surge capacity.