Health Economics & Analytics Lab (HEAL)

HEAL Fosters Relationships between the School of Economics and other Georgia Tech Units 

The Health Economics and Analytics Lab (HEAL) is a unit of the School of Economics in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and is designed to create synergy between the faculty and students in the School of Economics with other Georgia Tech departments through interdisciplinary research. 

HEAL focuses on applying big data analytics and machine learning to large-scale medical claims databases. We specialize in advanced imaging services to better understand how healthcare delivery and payment models have an impact on patients and care providers alike. Our goal is to improve the healthcare system by using our research to create a more efficient and sustainable system for the population. Through this work, we hope to bridge the gap between science and public policy through the lens of healthcare economics. 

HEAL provides fellowships for masters and doctoral students which include paid tuition and a stipend for selected students. Students selected for the fellowship learn statistical coding languages including Python, R, SQL, Tableau, and Stata. 

Interested in Learning More?

Please contact Daniel Dench for more information on HEAL.