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Professor Eric Seiber, Director of the Center for HOPES, has accepted Governor DeWine’s invitation to serve as a member of the Ohio Economic Roundtable. The aim of the Roundtable is to convene experts from a variety of economic disciplines and get their insights on how the pandemic is likely to affect Ohio’s economic outlook in the coming years.

As part of the Roundtable, Dr. Seiber will offer feedback on the Ohio Office of Budget and Management’s revenue forecasting models for fiscal year 2022-2023, which are used in the state’s budget preparation and approval process. As a health economist, Dr. Seiber is uniquely qualified to provide insights about the implications of the pandemic and concurrent recession on Ohio’s economy, programs, and people.

Learn more about our current projects, including our work on Ohio’s Covid Response.


We’re Hiring!

Looking to start or continue a career in data analysis and data visualization? Do you have experience analyzing data using R and R Studio? Are you eager to expand your analytical skills while responding to policy-relevant research needs in a team atmosphere? You may be just the person we’re looking for!

The Center for HOPES is hiring an entry-level data analyst (Research Associate 2 – Social) to assist with a number of projects that contribute to improving the health of Ohioans. Qualified candidates should be confident in their use of R (or other statistical packages and languages), effective working with minimal supervision but within a collaborative environment, and eager to apply their statistical skills to public health and health policy problems.

Learn more about and apply for the position.

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Featured Event: 


Register for Session 4: Non-Clinical and Community Settings, Part 1
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 1-2.30pm ET | via Zoom

Access materials from Session 1: Setting the Stage & Policy Overview (July 15)

Access materials from Session 2: Pregnancy and Postpartum Care (August 19)

Access materials from Session 3: Substance Use Treatment Settings (September 16)

Advancing Equity: Reproductive Health Services and Considerations for Women with Substance Use Disorders
Part of the Substance Use Disorders and Women’s Reproductive Health Learning Series

Learn more about the series, which began on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 and runs through December 16, 2020.


In the News:

The Center for HOPES has been working with state leadership to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ohio’s economy. Drs. Seiber, Frazier, and Harlow discuss the connection between the health of Ohioans and the health of the economy during this unprecedented time.


‘A healthy workforce is a productive workforce’
College of Public Health researchers help policymakers connect human, economic health

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The Center for HOPES is a research center in The Ohio State University College of Public Health. HOPES provides health economics, health policy, and evaluation services for projects within the university, as well as for government agencies, community groups, and private sector organizations. In addition to the Center’s accomplished researchers, HOPES provides a platform for the research community to collaborate across colleges in order to better understand the issues facing the public’s health today.