The Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab (HMR Lab) operates within the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. The Lab expands upon the broad efforts of the Department of Health Care Policy, and leverages the disciplinary breadth and depth of faculty from across the University.

The Mission of the Healthcare Markets & Regulation Lab is to provide the critical evidence, analyses and tools necessary to support private and public sector innovations that promote high quality health care at a sustainable cost. We seek to identify and perform feasible, transformative research to address critical and timely gaps in knowledge, and to engage policy makers and industry stakeholders in identifying, implementing, and accomplishing meaningful and lasting change. Lab research is intended to support evidence-based legislation and regulation, and to encourage the spread of evidence-based practices in the private sector.