Industry collaborators and partners

We value the participation, collaboration and contribution of current and future partners who share the goal of improving patient care and patient value. Bringing together health information, ideas and insights from across the health system enables OptumLabs partners to reach a deeper understanding of important trends and patient care issues that no single organization is able to achieve on its own.


AARP* is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership of more than 37 million. AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities; strengthens communities; and fights for the issues that matter most to families, such as health care, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse.

As the founding consumer-advocate organization in OptumLabs, AARP brings a wealth of knowledge that can help inform the dialogue around the health of 50+ consumers and health outcomes.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Together with millions of supporters worldwide, ACS helps people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

The Intramural Research Department supports the ACS mission through monitoring the national and international cancer epidemic, identifying preventable causes of cancer and cancer deaths, improving the quality of cancer treatment and survivorship care, and promoting the application of knowledge to reduce suffering and death from cancer.

The American Heart Association (AHA) is a voluntary health organization of more than 22.5 million devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The AHA funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides tools and information to save and improve lives. The AHA also provides science-based treatment guidelines to health care professionals to help ensure the best treatment practices are used, thereby increasing the quality of care received in hospitals.

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA)* represents multi-specialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, providing legislative and regulatory advocacy with a focus on population health, educational and networking programs, publications, provider satisfaction surveys, benchmarking data, and consulting services to help with the transition from volume to value.

More than 150,000 physicians practice in 430 AMGA member organizations; these physicians provide care for 120 million patients, approximately one in three Americans. AMGA’s Anceta collaborative adds the power of Optum/Humedica’s clinically focused comparative data and predictive analytics to AMGA’s proven model for collaborative shared learning.

Boston Scientific transforms lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. As a global medical technology leader for more than 30 years, Boston Scientific advances science for life by providing a broad range of high-performance solutions that address unmet patient needs and reduce the cost of health care.

Boston University School of Public Health* was founded in 1976 and offers master’s- and doctoral-level education in eight public-health concentrations including biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health law, bioethics and human rights, health policy and management, international health, and social and behavioral sciences.

The faculty conducts policy-changing public-health research around the world with the mission of improving the health of populations — especially the disadvantaged, underserved and vulnerable — locally, nationally and internationally.

Brown’s Public Health Program became the Brown University School of Public Health in July of 2013. The School is the natural evolution of ten years of growth in education and in research, with more than 200 faculty and 275 undergraduate and graduate students, and over $50 million in annual external research funding.

The School of Public Health’s 11 nationally renowned research centers and institutes focus training and research on key areas including evidence based medicine, HIV/AIDS, statistical sciences, global health, primary care, preventive medicine, and community health. The centers’ interdisciplinary nature gives them a broad, influential voice in the national dialogue, and offers students meaningful opportunities to conduct research and effect change.  

The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease is a patient-powered industry coalition of private-sector leaders who have joined together to provide business leadership in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

CEOi seeks to partner with public leaders to transform the disease from a social, health, and economic crisis into an opportunity for healthy aging and innovation in research and care.  In this era of aging populations, CEOi believes that it will take visionary, action-oriented leadership of public and private leaders working together to solve our greatest challenges.

Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy strives to improve the nation's health care policy through evidence-based research and scholarship.

It is one of only a few academic departments of health policy nationwide located in a medical school.  Since its founding in 1988, the HMS Department of Health Care Policy has moved steadily to develop rich research and teaching programs. Its faculty works on wide-ranging research that includes broad topics on financing and delivery of health care, quality of care, studies on special and disadvantaged populations (including those with mental disorders), and access to care.

Founded in 1916 as part of the Johns Hopkins University, the Bloomberg School of Public Health is the world's oldest and largest independent school of public health.

For 20 years, the School has held the #1 position in U.S.News & World Report's annual ranking of the nation's public health schools.  Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field, and educating tomorrow's scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life.

Mayo Clinic* is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world.

For 150 years, Mayo Clinic has been singularly focused on improving health outcomes by continually researching, discovering and — most importantly — doing what’s best for patients. As one of the two co-founding partners of OptumLabs, Mayo Clinic shares a longstanding commitment to research that makes a difference in the lives of patients and families.

The MIT Sloan School of Management, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the world's leading academic sources of innovation in management theory and practice where smart, independent leaders come together to solve problems, create new organizations, and improve the world.

Optum* is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone.

A co-founding partner in OptumLabs, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)* was founded in 1824 and is one of the world’s pre-eminent research universities, fulfilling the vision of its founders: “the application of science to the common purposes of life.”

Rensselaer's breadth of research in the biological sciences and bioengineering is leveraged by unparalleled strength in data science and analytics. An interdisciplinary approach places biotechnology at the intersection of the life sciences, the physical and computational sciences and engineering — generating discoveries and offering innovative solutions to scientific and societal challenges.


Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C’s scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and provide expert review of research progress.

Tufts Medical Center* is a 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children.

Founded in 1796, it is the oldest continually operating health care facility in Boston. Tufts Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center has a significant research portfolio in basic, clinical and translational sciences, comparative effectiveness research and health policy studies.

The mission of the University of California health enterprise (UC Health) is to make health care better. UC Health represents the clinical and health education arms of the University of California (UC), combining UC’s patient care, teaching and research capabilities. As a large health delivery organization made up of five regional health systems, UC Health has 3,660 licensed beds, more than 165,000 patient admissions, and over 356,000 ER visits per year. UC Health is also the largest health sciences training program in the nation, with 17 professional schools across seven UC campuses, and educates nearly 50% of medical students in California.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is the founding campus of the University System of Maryland, established in 1807.

The university is home to the Graduate School and the schools of dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. Faculty brought in $501 million in research funding in fiscal 2014, and the university's economic impact, along with its affiliated hospital systems and practices, is more than $6 billion. UMB employs nearly 8,000 and enrolls more than 6,200 future doctors, lawyers, social workers, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists.

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing* is a leader in nursing research, discovery and health informatics with nationally renowned faculty experts in big-data methodology, systems and project management.

The school offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD focus in nursing informatics. As one of six professional schools and colleges within the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center, the School of Nursing’s research mission is enriched through inter-professional health collaboration as well as partnerships with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the College of Science and Engineering at the University. The school enrolls more than 850 students in graduate and undergraduate programs annually.

The University of Rochester, a premier research university which strives to be an international leader in the sciences, engineering, business, and music, is home to one of the nation’s top academic medical centers. The University of Rochester Medical Center is dedicated to health research, teaching, patient care, and community outreach and was among the first 12 medical centers in the nation to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish a Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans.

We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health and social services. By collaborating with private-sector organizations, such as OptumLabs and its partners, HHS can achieve new knowledge and understanding that lead to improvements in health and health care.

Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University brings people and ideas together for positive impact around the globe. A research university that focuses on students and encourages learning as an essential way of life, Yale is a place for connection, creativity, and innovation among cultures and across disciplines. Yale University and Yale New Haven Health are home to world-renowned schools of medicine and public health, as well as outstanding residency, fellowship, and research programs. Committed to the advancement of biomedical research and health care, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation was one of the first 12 institutions to launch the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program.

*Charter partners in OptumLabs