A Message from the Director
By furthering scientific collaboration among researchers, administering pilot grants, and conducting training activities and outreach to clinical and policy decisions makers, CHERISH will increase the impact of substance use economic research, especially by addressing the needs of integrated healthcare system providers and payers. This infrastructure will enhance existing research projects, promote state-of-the art economic research methods, and improve the ability of substance use economic researchers to communicate with decision makers and address changes in today’s healthcare system.
The Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorders, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH) is a multi-institutional Center of Excellence, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The Center’s mission is to develop and disseminate health economic research on healthcare utilization, health outcomes, and health-related behaviors that informs substance use disorder treatment policy and HCV and HIV care of substance users. To increase the impact of this research, we support researchers in addressing the needs of integrated healthcare system providers and payers. The Center is a collaboration among Weill Cornell Medicine, Boston Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.