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Business Advancement Center for Health

Business Advancement Center for Health (BACH) and the Carlson School of Management are uniquely positioned to reimagine and provide leadership in healthcare. By engaging interdisciplinary experts from academia, industry, and the community, BACH is designing and evaluating business-driven innovations that address critical gaps of equity in healthcare.

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BACH runs on a framework of 4 ‘C’ principles

  • Convene key stakeholders in the community, academia, and industry 
  • Conduct collaborative research 
  • Co-Create innovative business-driven models 
  • Communicate findings


Learn more about BACH

BACH Events

BACH highlights the value of collaboration among stakeholders and will host roundtables and consortia with industry and community partners, conferences, multi-sector forums, and interdisciplinary student competitions. Past events are also available to watch.

Health Equity Research

Participatory research projects will engage the community and industry, along with faculty and students. This ecosystem will complement Carlson School coursework, expose students to state-of-the-art thinking, and engage faculty in innovative real-world health sector solutions.

Support the Center

Bridging the intersections of community, industry, and academia, BACH aligns sectors of the health economy to co-create innovative solutions to drive marketplace implementation. Learn more about how your gifts help to support BACH's research and activities for industry professionals and students here

Quincy Gu, Shaquib Al Hasan, and Courtney Larson Cernohous hold their first-place certificates after winning the Interdisciplinary Health Data Competition.

2024 Interdisciplinary Health Data Competition

The University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Health Data Competition began in 2020 to promote interdisciplinary collaboration on using data to address current healthcare challenges. Students complete an exploratory analysis of specified datasets to provide innovative solutions and insights using data science tools and methodologies.  This event encourages graduate students across all disciplines at the University of Minnesota to practice, enhance, and showcase their understanding of real-world healthcare problems and their abilities to solve them with innovative use of data science.

The 2024 theme is A Comprehensive Look at MN and What We Can Learn Pre-
and Post-Pandemic.


News & Recognition


Rapid Learning During a Public Health Emergency

A four-year AHRQ grant will fund a project to understand the physician, healthcare delivery organization, and market-level factors related to how doctors discontinue using ineffective treatments.

Investigative Team: Pinar Karaca-Mandic (PI), Dr. Jeffery, Dr. Nathan Cummins, Dr. Andrew Limper, Dr. Carolin Carlin, and Rob Walker

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New Research Grant to Study COVID-19 Meds

A new, nearly $1.6 million grant is fueling research at the Carlson School of Management, out of the Carlson School’s Business Advancement Center for Health (BACH), to better understand how the rapid flow of information during the COVID-19 pandemic impacted medication treatments for the disease. 

Quincy Gu, Shaquib Al Hasan, and Courtney Larson Cernohous hold their first-place certificates after winning the Interdisciplinary Health Data Competition.

Interdisciplinary Health Data Competition

Collaboration reigned supreme at the fourth annual Interdisciplinary Health Data Competition, where a trio of students from three different schools at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities took home the grand prize—despite having never met before starting the challenge.

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