Institute of Health Policy & Politics (IHPP)

The Institute of Health Policy & Politics (IHPP) conducts research, academic and professional training on political analysis and policy-making processes while raising awareness about the role of domestic and international health policy-making and the broader political contexts influencing population health. 

Professional training will occur among undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, Lehigh University faculty and external organizations. IHPP will also provide historical and real-time, data-driven resources for domestic and foreign healthcare organizations. IHPP aims to support the creation and implementation of more informed, timely, and equitable policies while informing the local community regarding how they can effectively engage with the policy process.

Research Areas

The Institute’s mission is to raise awareness about the role of domestic and international health policy-making and the broader political contexts influencing population health:

  • Global Health Policy and Politics 
  • Other related research interests are defined by Affiliated Faculty

Affiliated Faculty

Eduardo J. Gómez, Ph.D., M.A.
Associate Professor; Associate Chair, Department of Community and Population Health; and Director, Institute of Health Policy and Politics

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Join the Student-led Journal
Health Policy & Politics publishes articles that discuss the complex intersection of health policymaking and politics within the U.S. and other countries. We welcome a wide variety of topics for publication from different perspectives. The first issue will be published on-line in early September 2022, and will be published in the early spring and fall thereafter.

Join the Student Advisory Council
The purpose of the IHPP student advisory council is to provide a venue for Lehigh students to express their views and to provide recommendations to the Institute on specific initiatives that it may wish to consider, such as in the areas of research,  teaching, and internship/experiential experiences. Its members will be student representatives from across several Lehigh colleges. To join the advisor council, please contact the IHPP Director Dr. Eduardo J. Gómez.

Contact

Eduardo J. Gómez, Ph.D., M.A.
Associate Professor, College of Health 
Director of Institute of Health Policy and Politics
Research Interests: Global Health Policy and Politics & Policy Experience: World Bank & RAND Corporation 
Contact: edg219@lehigh.edu