Andre ChappelDirector, Division of Public Health Services
Andre Chappel began working in the Division of Health Financing Policy in February 2011. He currently manages HHS's initiative to build a Multi-Payer Claims Database to support Comparative Effectiveness Research. He also contributes to various internal research projects and workgroups related to health care financing and delivery.
Prior to working at HHS, Andre received his PhD in health services research from the University of Rochester. His dissertation analyzed the impact of substantial declines in surgical activity on rural hospital viability and the extent to which complex surgical procedures have been regionalized to high-volume hospitals. As a research assistant, he worked on projects evaluating the cost-effectiveness of hospital supplemental nurse staffing, access to long-term care for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), and the cost-effectiveness of disease modifying agents used in the treatment of MS.