Life After the Program
, a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan, is continuing research initiated at the former Yale program on how campaign communications can subtly prime voters' racial and other group-based attitudes and subsequently affect their political decisions. His wider interests include public opinion, elections, voting behavior, and African American politics. Hutchings' work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and Public Opinion Quarterly. He has received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and, along with Gary Segura and Simon Jackman at Stanford University, he is co-principal investigator for the American National Election Study (ANES). Hutchings was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012.
a senior fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, provides expertise in provider payment and competition, the organization and delivery of care, and their impacts on access, cost, and quality. Her current research focuses on the implementation of national and state health policy reforms, particularly as they relate to patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), accountable care organizations (ACOs), and related provider payment changes. A former scholar at the Berkeley/UCSF program, Devers was an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and held positions at the Center for Studying Health System Change and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) prior to joining the Urban Institute. In 2006, she was a co-recipient of Academy Health’s HSR Impact Award.
, a professor in the Departments of Policy Analysis and Management and Economics at Cornell University and co-director of the university’s Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities, is continuing research initiated at the Michigan program on the economics of obesity, including the effect of body weight on labor market outcomes and on adolescent behavior. He received the 2005 John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration for his contributions to the research literature in the field of health economics and the economics of obesity. Cawley also has served on national academic commissions related to the prevention of obesity, convened by the Institute of Medicine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fall 2012, he will begin serving a term on the program’s national advisory committee.
a professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, has expanded her research begun at the Michigan program on social disparities in health status over the life course. Her research interests also include health policy related to clinical preventive services, and the role of medical care versus other resources in producing population health. Her recent work has been published in the American Journal of Public Health, International Journal of Press/Politics, and Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. Lantz served as the Michigan program site director from 2002-2011.
, Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University, is continuing research begun while he was in the Michigan program in complex administrative organizations that operate in the health policy domain. He is conducting historical, formal and statistical studies of FDA drug approval, pharmaceutical markets and public attention to disease. Carpenter received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research in 2004 for a project FDA regulation which recently was published as a book, Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA (Princeton University Press, 2010). The book received the 2011 Allan Sharlin Memorial Award from the Social Science History Association. Carpenter recently served on the IOM Committee on Scientific Standards for Studies on Modified Risk Tobacco Products and on the IOM Committee on Understanding the Global Public Health Implications of Substandard, Falsified, and Counterfeit Medical Products.
, a professor and Don A. Martindale Endowed Chair of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, has broadened his research on work, race and health,which he initiated while in the Berkeley/UCSF program, to include issues of environmental justice and social and health inequalities. Pellow has received several awards for his research publications. In 2010, he began serving a term on the program’s national advisory committee.
, a professor of social medicine in the School of Medicine, and a professor of health policy and management in the School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, teaches health policy in the School of Medicine and the Department of Political Science. He continues research on Medicare politics, which he began in graduate school and expanded while in the Berkeley/UCSF program. Oberlander is the author of The Political Life of Medicare (University of Chicago Press, 2003) and was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation during the 2008-2009 academic year. Recently, he authored a series of commentaries on the politics of health reform in the New England Journal of Medicine.
, an associate professor of economics in the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, conducted research on the effects of local labor markets on health insurance coverage for children while she was in the Michigan program. More recently, she has examined such issues as: the earned income tax credit and fertility; workforce needs to care for the nation’s aging population; and the differential impacts of public health insurance expansions at the local level. She spent the 2009–2010 academic year serving as a Visiting Fellow in the Congressional Budget Office in Washington, D.C
, an associate professor of sociology and faculty fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, conducted research on racial disparities in mortality and on labeling bias in heart disease deaths while a scholar in the Michigan program. His current research focuses broadly on the social processes that create inequalities in socioeconomic status, health and mortality in the US and Africa.
Since 2008, he has served as a program ambassador spokesperson for the Scholars program.
is the Helen Ross Professor in the School of Social Service Administration and faculty chair of the Center for Health Administration Studies at the University of Chicago. He has expanded his research on birth outcomes and maternal health initiated while in the former Yale program, to include issues of substance abuse, HIV/AIDS prevention and child and infant health. Pollack has authored numerous op-eds and essays in the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, American Prospect and New Republic. In 2012, Pollack received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research for a project, “Intellectual Disability and the American Medical Welfare State.”
, an associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, is continuing work that she began while in the Harvard program on inequalities in access to health care, quality of care, and health outcomes. Her current research concerns the politics of inequality, social policy, and the economy in advanced industrialized democracies. In 2006, she received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Researchfor a project, “What’s Fair in Healthcare: Thinking with Americans about Health and Health Care Inequalities.”
, a senior economist in the Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets (CDOM) within the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), has for several years continued work on economic modeling of health care organizations that he initiated while in the Michigan program. His current research includes the economics of medical errors, malpractice tort reform, the debt and asset holdings of the uninsured, the effects of direct-to-consumer advertising on drug prices, and bariatric surgery for the obese. In 2007, he received the AHRQ Director’s Award for Excellence and, in 2009, received the John M. Eisenberg Article-of-the-Year Award in health services research from AcademyHealth for "The Impact of Medical Errors on 90-Day Costs and Outcomes."