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The mission of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® is to establish foundational evidence for health policy and radiology practice that promotes the effective and efficient use of health care resources and improves patient care.

Published Papers

Peer-reviewed scientific papers authored by the Neiman Institute investigators, fellows, and affiliates.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Breast Imaging: An Analysis of the National Mammography Database

The aim of this study was to quantify the initial decline and subsequent rebound in breast cancer screening metrics throughout the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Full Article

Lars J. Grimm, MD, MHS, Cindy Lee, MD, Robert D. Rosenberg, MD, Judy Burleson, MHSA, Michael Simanowith, MD, Tom Fruscello, Jr., MBA, Casey E. Pelzl, MPH, Sarah M. Friedewald, MD, Linda Moy, MD, Margarita L. Zuley, MD. 2022. "Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Breast Imaging: An Analysis of the National Mammography Database," Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR)


A series of policy briefs and research columns focusing on topical issues in imaging health policy.

August 1, 2022

Research Rounds: Research That Fills An Important Void

As the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute celebrates 10 years, Richard Duszak Jr., MD, FACR, discusses the HPI’s role in health policy research past, present, and future in the July ACR Bulletin Research Rounds column. Read the JACR Bulletin Column


Infographics produced primarily with Neiman Almanac data to better understand current health care issues.

March 4, 2022

Which Radiology Practices are Employing Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants?

The number and roles of US nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) have expanded considerably, but little is known about their use by radiology practices. The authors assessed characteristics and trends of radiology practices employing Medicare-recognized NPPs.