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Nir Menachemi

Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

Expert Bio

Professor Nir Menachemi is the Fairbanks Endowed Chair and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. His research examines how organizational strategies (e.g., health information technology adoption) impact critical performance measures, including quality outcomes and financial performance.

Menachemi 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. 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. In the past couple of years, 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.​

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