Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures launches, combining hospitality and health policy

CIHF executive director Rohit Verma and associate directors Brooke Hollis, MBA ’78 and Mardelle McCuskey Shepley.

CIHF executive director Rohit Verma and associate directors Brooke Hollis, MBA '78 and Mardelle McCuskey Shepley.

It's no secret that throughout its many divisions and units, Cornell University represents a formidable breadth and depth of expertise. But some of the most powerful possibilities emerge when multiple areas of expertise are leveraged collaboratively.

After extensive planning, the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF) was officially launched November 2 as a cross-campus collaboration between the School of Hotel Administration (SHA) and the College of Human Ecology (CHE).

CIHF exists to create and promote knowledge that brings hospitality principles to health policy, management, and design, with an ultimate goal of improving service in healthcare, wellness, and senior living.

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