Dow Division of Health Services Research

With thirteen physician-scientists, four doctoral-level scientists and an analytic core, the Dow Division of Health Services Research is among the largest and most comprehensive such enterprises in the nation. Our research portfolio is thematically broad but unified by the singular goal of ensuring that every patient gets the right carein the right placeat the right time. This agenda is facilitated by the generous financial support of our numerous research partners, including the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Veterans Health Administration, American Cancer Society, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan.

Current Published Research

Over the last 10 years, Dow Division of Health Services Research investigators and collaborators have published more than 800 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Health Affairs, European Urology, including Journal of Urology.  


Collaboration is the key to innovation.  Dow Division of Health Services Research investigators collaborate with multidisciplinary scientists from:

Research Resources

The Dow Division of Health Services Research provides investigators with extraordinary resources to tackle complex research questions. These resources include datasets for secondary data analysis, methodological experts, and grant writing mentorship.

Large population level datasets

  • Medicare
  • SEER-Medicare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Care Network
  • Optum
  • Truven Marketscan
  • Veterans Health Administration  

Methodological Expertise

  • Secondary data analysis
  • Advanced econometric techniques such as difference-in-differences and instrumental variable analysis
  • Implementation Science
  • Mixed methods research
  • Qualitative research
  • Survey research

Grant Writing

Resource Sharing