Welcome to the LDI-HSRDC home page

The LDI Health Services Data Center (HSRDC) is a collection of data, computing, and storage resources designed to facilitate health services research using highly sensitive patient information.

The Data Center is produced and maintained by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI). The Data Center has the following aims:

  • Provision of universally secure storage.
  • Facilitation of data acquisition, use, and sharing.
  • Elimination of system duplicity and security inconsistencies.
  • Instructional support: assistance with data file reading, conversion, organization and linking.
LDI-HSRDC Key Personnel
David Asch, MD, MBA LDI, Executive Director
Dan Polsky, PhD, MPP LDI, Director of Research
Peter Groeneveld, MD, MS HSRDC, Director
Nathanael S. DiGiorgio BMIF, Systems Architect
Nick Hill IT Support
Gina Pugliano, MA HSRDC, Research Coordinator
Users and Services
Users Access Computing
LDI Senior Fellows + research team staff X X
Cancer Center core members X X
PhD students (LDI affiliated) X X
Mentees (LDI Senior Fellow mentor) X X
Others: on a case-by-case determination X  


  • HSRDC F.A.Q.
  • Data storage is negotiable on a project-by-project basis. Investigators should contact the Data Center during grant preparation for budgeting assistance.


Questions? Contact Gina Pugliano at ginapug@mail.med.upenn.edu for help with:

  • Server access issues
  • Specific data storage, access, and acquisition needs
  • Budgeting and resource planning in grant application
  • Other things

For IT support inquiries, contact Nick Hill at hilln@exchange.upenn.edu.

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