The Division of Health Care Policy and Research is a multidisciplinary group whose mission is to conduct collaborative health services research in support of the practice, administrative and educational needs of Mayo Clinic. Health services research activities are targeted toward ensuring the delivery of high-quality, clinically appropriate, cost-effective health care to all segments of the population that Mayo Clinic serves.

The division's doctoral-level faculty members have research expertise in:

  • General health services research, including quality and safety
  • Bioethics
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical informatics
  • Health care economics
  • Health disparities
  • Health literacy
  • Health policy analysis
  • Operations research and health care systems engineering
  • Patient-reported outcomes measurement
  • Qualitative methods
  • Secondary analysis of data
  • Shared decision-making
  • Social and behavioral foundations of health
  • Survey methods

The staff includes a research operations manager and survey research center manager, administrative assistants with a survey research focus, clinical research assistants, and data processing specialists.

Physician consultants with joint appointments in the Division of Health Care Policy and Research provide collaborative expertise in clinical specialties such as laboratory medicine, gastroenterology and more.

Created in 1992, the Division of Health Care Policy and Research is the most recent addition to Mayo Clinic's Department of Health Sciences Research.