Aging and Health Policy

Scott J. Adams (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 7 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Adams received his PhD from the Michigan State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Scranton.  He works on a number of different policy-related topics in labor economics and health economics, including public smoking bans, employer-provided health insurance, and minimum wage legislation.  His work has been published in the Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics, among other outlets.  He served as a Senior Economist for education, labor and welfare with the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers under both Presidents Bush and Obama.

Discipline: Economics
		

Katherine Grace Carman Ph.D.

Cohort 10 — Harvard Alumni List
Economist
Director of Behavioral Finance Form
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Carman received her PhD from Stanford University. She is also a Professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research focuses on behavioral economics, health economics, and public economics. Dr. Carman is particularly interested in how individuals' beliefs, perceptions, and decisionmaking processes affect their choices. Currently she is studying health insurance decisions and retirement decisions. She is also interested in the effects of peer behavior and characteristics on individual choices.

Previously, Carman was an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University and affiliated with CentER and Netspar.

Discipline: Economics
		

Jeremy Freese Ph.D.

Cohort 12 — Harvard Alumni List
Professor, Department of Sociology
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Dr. Freese received his PhD from Indiana University. He was a member of the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison until 2006. His research is on the interaction among biological, psychological, and social levels of analysis, especially in the context of technological or policy change.  His work has been published in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Psychology Quarterly, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Demography.  He has co-authored a book on regression models for categorical outcomes.  He is currently a Principal Investigator of Time-sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences (TESS), an NSF initiative to promote survey experiments in social science and policy research.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Gopi Shah Goda Ph.D.

Cohort 14 — Harvard Alumni List
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Dr. Goda received her PhD in Economics at Stanford University. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Her recent research studies include an examination of retirement savings behavior in response to financial education interventions designed to educate employees about the relationship between current retirement contributions and future retirement income; the role of default options in the choice between retirement plans; and an analysis of several hypotheses that seek to explain low rates of long-term care insurance coverage by seniors, among other topics in public finance and the economics of aging.

Discipline: Economics
		

Marco Gonzalez-Navarro Ph.D.

Cohort 16 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Assistant Professor of Management, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Scarborough Department of Management, and Department of Economics
University of Toronto Scarborough, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Gonzalez-Navarro received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University. His research interests are in the field of development economics. His dissertation studied the introduction of Lojack to identify spatial crime externalities. He recently finished a study analyzing the impact of road pavement in the slums of a developing country using a randomized control trial. He is currently working on the health and fiscal impacts of home and community based Medicaid long term care programs.  He joined the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor of Economics in January 2011.

Discipline: Economics
		

Michael K. Gusmano Ph.D.

Cohort 2 — Yale Alumni List
Associate Professor of Health Policy, School of Public Health
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Gusmano received his PhD in Political Sciene from the University of New York at Albany. He is also a Research Scholar at The Hastings Center where he investigates health care equity in the U.S. and other countries. He has published widely in the areas of health policy, aging, and comparative welfare state analysis – including his book with Colleen Grogan, Healthy Voices/Unhealthy Silence: Advocating for Poor People’s Health (Georgetown University Press, 2007). He is the co-director of the World Cities Project (WCP) - the first effort to compare the performance of health, social and long-term care systems in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo - the four largest cities among the wealthy nations of the world. He is a member of the Gerontological Society of American and the American Political Science Association (APSA) and serves as the secretary of APSA’s Organized Section on Health Politics and Policy. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Pamela Herd Ph.D.

Cohort 9 — Michigan Alumni List
Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology, LaFollette School of Public Affairs and Department of Sociology
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

Dr. Herd received her PhD in Sociology from Syracuse University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College. Her work focuses on aging, policy, health, and inequality. She has two streams of research. One stream examines how social policies (i.e., Social Security) affect gender, race, and class inequalities. The second stream focuses on the relationship between social factors and health. She is the Principal Investigator of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, a member of the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey, a member of the Board of Overseers of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Herd co-authored the 2007 book Market Friendly or Family Friendly? The State and Gender Inequality in Old Age with Madonna Harrington Meyer. The book is part of the American Sociological Association's Rose Series on Public Policy and was the winner of the Gerontological Society of America Section on Behavioral and Social Sciences Kalish Publication Award. She is author of numerous articles and chapters that have appeared in Social Forces, Gender and Society, Journals of Gerontology, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and The Gerontologist among others.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Colin Jerolmack Ph.D.

Cohort 15 — Harvard Alumni List
Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, Department of Sociology
Department Chair of Environmental Studies
New York University, New York, NY

Dr. Jerolmack received his PhD and MA in Sociology from City University of New York. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Drexel University. His primary fields of research are urban communities and environmental sociology.  His other research interests are Ethnography; urban communities; environmental sociology; animals and society; culture; health; social theory.  He also launched a community study of how climate change is threatening the livelihood of the native Inupiat people in Northwest Alaska.

Dr. Jerolmack's latest books are "Approaches to Ethnography from Oxford University Press" and "The Global Pigeon", University of Chicago Press. His co-authored publications include: Jerolmack, Colin and Nina Berman. 2016. "Fracking Communities." Public Culture 28(2), Jerolmack, Colin and Shamus Khan. 2014. "Talk is Cheap: Ethnography and the Attitudinal Fallacy." Sociological Methods and Research 43(2): 178-209, Jerolmack, Colin and Iddo Tavory. 2014. "Molds and Totems: Nonhumans and the Constitution of the Social Self." Sociological Theory 32(1): 64-77, Jerolmack, Colin.  2007.  "Animal Practices, Ethnicity and Community: The Turkish Pigeon Handlers of Berlin."  American Sociological Review 72(6): 874.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Douglas L. Miller Ph.D.

Cohort 7 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Dr. Miller received his PhD (Economics) and MA (Economics) both from Princeton University, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from UC Santa Cruz. He is a micro-economist, with research interests in social policy.  Dr. Miller is especially interested in policies that impact demographically and economically vulnerable populations.  He is also interested in the relationship between the economic environment and health outcomes.  Dr. Miller's research works to build and expand the econometric toolkit used to answer social science and public policy questions. Before joining PAM, I was a member of the Economics Department at UC Davis from 2002-2016.

Discipline: Economics
		

John R. Moran Ph.D.

Cohort 4 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Administration
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Dr. Moran received his PhD from Pennsylvania State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ursinus College. His research interests are the economic impact of cancer; health insurance; the health and medical care utilization of the elderly. Selected co-publications are: (forthcoming). “Effects of hospital type and distance on lymph node assessment for colon cancer among metropolitan and non-metropolitan patients in Appalachia.” Medical Care Research and Review and “Does cancer reduce labor market entry? Evidence for prime-age females.” Medical Care Research and Review, 71, 224-241. (2014).

Discipline: Economics