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Background | Organization | Mission  
Established in 1985 by David Mechanic, the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH) facilitates collaboration among the social and behavioral sciences, clinical disciplines, basic sciences and related fields to promote research on critical health and mental health issues. The IFH brings together scholars across and beyond Rutgers into a vibrant interdisciplinary network that advances high quality research in five core areas:
  • Behavioral Health
  • Health Economics
  • Social Determinants of Health and Illness
  • State Health Policy
  • Health Services Research
IFH’s core faculty and associate members have generated award-winning scholarship. A total of six current and former faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM)) of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).