Health Systems and Policy

Research Focus: The health systems group is interested in evaluating obesity prevention and treatment interventions in a real world setting, a large health plan, as a means of formulating recommendations about obesity interventions in the larger world. This group also focuses on health services research related to obesity, diabetes, and other obesity-related conditions, including the impact of bariatric surgery on patients with diabetes.

Faculty page Email Department/Division Affiliation
Jay Desai, PhD, MPH Jay.R.Desai@healthpartners.com HealthPartners Institute for Education & Research HealthPartners
Simone A. French, PhD frenc001@umn.edu Epidemiology & Community Health UMN
Robert W. Jeffery, PhD jeffe001@umn.edu Epidemiology & Community Health UMN
Melissa N. Laska, PhD nels5024@umn.edu Epidemiology & Community Health UMN
Patrick J. O’Connor, MD Patrick.J.OConnor@healthpartners.com HealthPartners Research Foundation Health Partners
Nancy E. Sherwood, PhD Nancy.E.Sherwood@healthpartners.com HealthPartners Research Foundation Health Partners