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Iron Triangle ROI Toolkit

Welcome to the ROI Toolkit page.


You can download a blank ROI Toolkit spreadsheet (here) and a manual (here). The development of the ROI Toolkit was originally supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-14-001 from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.) Find out more:

The ROI Toolkit is free to use and users can get support directly from the designers. The ROI Toolkit is currently supported by the Center for Health Policy at UNM (link to homepage).

If you need support please contact us. For phone support, call (505) 750-3266. For email based support, contact Find out more about who we are and what we do below.


Dr. van der Goes has a PhD in economics from Lehigh University with specializations in health and labor. His dissertation focused on Vietnam veterans and their families, covering the impact of active duty service on health outcomes and labor market outcomes, and effects on the children of the Vietnam War draft era. After graduate school, Dr. van der Goes completed a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington. He continued his training and developed skills in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. His work there included research on surgical quality, smoking cessation, and migraine amongst other areas.




Dr. Edwardson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration. His research focus is innovation implementation in healthcare—including statistical quality methods, cost-effectiveness, and psychometrics/survey design. Prior to joining the faculty at UNM, Nick was the Assistant Director at the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT)—a National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center based out of Texas A&M University, Georgia Tech, Northeastern University, Penn State, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Edwardson received a Ph.D. in Health Services Research from Texas A&M University and an MS in Public Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Nicaragua from 2006-2008.


Veeshan Rayamajhee is a PhD candidate in economics at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Veeshan’s dissertation work focuses on understanding the determinants of household resilience against natural disaster shocks. Using incidents of the devastating 2015 earthquakes in Nepal as natural experimental set-ups, he conducted pre-post and ex-post analyses of the impacts of the earthquake on various wellbeing measures. His study also looks at ex-post household responses (choice of coping strategies) and their roles in post-disaster recovery. Borrowing the resilience framework from the ecology literature, his works attempt to identify determinants of long-run resilience against natural disaster shocks.