Program in Patient-Oriented Policy and Practice (PPOPP)


CSPH’s Program in Patient-Oriented Policy and Practice (PPOPP) produces research focused on generating and implementing policies that encourage the use of best practices in health services settings, incorporate sustainable financing models, and foster a health care system that is affordable and accessible to all.


Improve care that is “respectful of and representative to individual patient preferences” through “the evaluation of questions and outcomes meaningful and important to patients and caregivers” in order to impact clinical practice and health policy.


  • Joel S. Weissman, PhD, Deputy Director/Chief Scientific Officer at CSPH

Fellows and Staff

  • Avni Gupta, BDS, MPH


  • Rachel Adler, ScD, RD
  • Anju Ranjit, MD, MPH


  • ACS Medicare Physician Payment Proposal Analysis (American College of Surgeons)
  • Research Ethics in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCORI)
  • A Prototype Consumer Reporting System for Patient Safety Events (RAND Corporation)
  • Estimating Race and Ethnicity ( RAND Corporation)
  • Linking State Registry and All Payer Claims Data to Study Cancer Care ( Regents of the University of Michigan)
  • Putting Patient-Centeredness into Practice: An Examination of Medicare ACOs (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
  • Patient-Centered Approaches to Collect Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity (SO/GI) Information in the ED (PCORI)
  • UDI2Claims (PCORI)