Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH

Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH

  • Research Scientist, Center for Biomedical Informatics
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI


Dr. Menachemi is a health services researcher who has experience evaluating the impact of health information technologies, including the use of electronic health records (EHRs), on various organizational performance outcomes including physician and patient satisfaction, financial performance, and quality of care.  His work also has investigated the impact of health policies, including the HITECH Act, on hospital and physician behaviors and performance.

He is currently working on various projects that explore how informatics tools can be leveraged to improve population health following changes to US health care reimbursement models.

Dr. Menachemi serves as the Chair for the Department of Health Policy and Management which includes training programs at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral level.  In addition, he teaches in the Business of Medicine physician MBA program at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.


“Our health care system is actually a “sick care” system given that the vast majority of encounters are a result of illness or dysfunction.  Our system needs to learn how to keep healthy people healthy in the same way that we are adept at treating people who are sick.”


Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH