Who We Are

Arbor Research Collaborative for Health is the preferred employer for professionals passionate about improving health care policy, health care delivery, and health outcomes through evidence-based research.

At Arbor Research, our core values define who we are as an organization and serve as the foundation of our code of ethics. They are more than just buzz words; they represent what is expected of and important to our employees. We embody these values and demonstrate them in their day-to-day work. These shared values unite us and promote our strong culture. We recruit for these values just as we recruit for cutting-edge skills, and set expectations for the demonstration of these values through behavior.

Our interdisciplinary team brings together expertise from a variety of fields and disciplines to answer complex research questions by thinking across boundaries and generating innovative approaches. We expect each staff member to learn from and teach one another, and ask each to exhibit curiosity and respect for the contributions of others.

Arbor Research was built on the principle of building partnerships in pursuit of better research. We are a trusted partner of researchers from major academic institutions and other organizations in the United States and around the world.

As an organization, our goal is to encourage, respond to, and initiate change whenever and wherever it will help us excel. We strive to cultivate a challenging, stimulating, and supportive environment, where our employees are expected to be inquisitive, take initiative, and demonstrate ingenuity.

Whether responding to a research question or creating an internal procedure, we ask staff to challenge “that’s the way it’s always been done” and suggest new and innovative approaches.

Arbor Research has provided valuable and timely information to the health care community for over 20 years. We are attentive to scientific creativity and have established reliability in our everyday work. Our reputation for performing an independent analysis of the highest quality, and for delivering what we promise, contributes to Arbor Research being a preferred research organization.

Our employees are smart, thoughtful, and objective in their work. We expect them to be technically solid in their area of expertise, and for those conducting research to demonstrate scientific rigor. Delivery of top-notch products by our multi-disciplinary teams is the reason Arbor Research is renowned as an expert in health services research, applied biostatistics, and other disciplines.

Our team achieves success because of our dedication to carrying out high-quality work and delivering trusted results. We are committed to fulfilling our role in all projects we lead or support, instilling trust and generating enthusiasm for our work.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Arbor Research’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is founded on the organization's values and ethics. As we continue on our DEI journey, we are focused on:

  • attracting, developing, and engaging staff from different backgrounds, cultures, values, and perspectives;
  • putting equity into practice through policies and procedures that promote diversity and inclusion; and
  • creating an inclusive environment that seeks out and respects the contributions of all staff members.

In addition to our initiatives relating to how we work, we are committed to promoting DEI through our work. To that end, we will continue to uphold our longstanding commitment to identify and address health inequities in policy or health care delivery through our work on research projects in the pursuit of our mission.

We strongly believe that embracing DEI will have a positive impact on employee well-being and engagement, as well as individual and organizational performance.


The complexity and utility of the work we do helps us attract and retain amazingly talented individuals — folks who don't shy away from a challenge. Our work allows professionals with a high level of expertise to fully apply their skills as they collaborate with talented colleagues on groundbreaking research.

Meet our team

In the Spotlight

The people at Arbor Research Collaborative for Health define our culture. Get to know us better by exploring the stories of our staff.

Staff Spotlight