Center for Health and Biosciences
Advancing data-based policies that promote health and well-being in the U.S. and around the world.
With an interdisciplinary and interrelated approach, the Baker Institute Migration Initiative — a collaboration between the Center for Health and Biosciences, Center for the U.S. and Mexico and Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East — focuses on the economic, legal, health and social and environmental aspects of migration.
Join the Health Policy Forum
The Health Policy Forum is a membership-based group whose corporate and private contributors help support the Baker Institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences. The Health Policy Forum offers a unique setting for medical and policy professionals to discuss issues of growing concern and provides objective analysis of reform proposals. In the tradition of the Baker Institute, the CHB publishes studies and hosts workshops, seminars and lectures. Corporate and private support is vital to our efforts to expand the scope of the center’s research and foster the exchange of ideas that will improve the quality of the health care system.
Estimating the Potential Profit Gains from Lowering Employee Health Care Costs for America’s Largest Companies
Vaccine Hesitancy and Resistance in Texas: An Analysis of Testimony from the 2021 Texas State Legislative Session
Fellows and Scholars
About the Center
The Center for Health and Biosciences (CHB) employs comprehensive research analysis to develop health policy recommendations that promote health and well-being in the United States and globally. Combining researchers from Rice University and the Texas Medical Center, the CHB offers a unique setting for medical and policy professionals to address four major research themes: U.S. health care, global health, public health and the future of medicine. Within these areas, research questions capitalize on specific areas of expertise among our fellows and scholars, including health economics, maternal and child health, biomedical research policy, and the control of neglected infectious diseases.