Health Care Policymaking - Policy Implementation

Christopher J. Bonastia Ph.D.

Cohort 8 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Lehman College and CUNY Graduate Center, Bronx, NY

Dr. Bonastia received his Ph.D. from New York University in 2001.  Dr. Bonastia’s work focuses on historical explorations of race, policy and politics.  His first book, Knocking on the Door: The Federal Government’s Attempt to Desegregate the Suburbs, was published in 2006 by Princeton University Press.  His recent book, Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia, was published in early 2012 by the University of Chicago Press.  The latter project was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  In summer 2011, he was a visiting fellow at the NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers at Harvard University.  His work has also been published in the Journal of Policy History (examining civil rights enforcement in health care), the Du Bois Review, Social Science History and Social Problems, among other publications.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Brigham R. Frandsen Ph.D.

Cohort 17 — Harvard Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Brigham Young University , Provo, UT

Dr. Frandsen received a Ph.D. in economics from MIT. His research focuses on the causal effect of interventions and institutions on the distribution of individual outcomes in health care, education, and labor markets, and on developing the econometric tools to identify and estimate these effects. Some current projects include a study of the political economy of union wage setting and its effect on the distribution of earnings, and the effect of fragmentation in health care on the distribution of patient outcomes.

Discipline: Economics
		

Beth K. Kosiak Ph.D.

Cohort 1 — Yale Alumni List
Senior Consultant and Program Officer, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Principal Consultant
Kosiak Health Policy Consulting, Washington, DC

Dr. Kosiak received both her PhD and MA from Princeton University. Dr. Kosiak is Principal Consultant of Kosiak Health Policy Consulting. She offers a broad range of health policy expertise from strategic planning, policy development and program execution to writing technical reports and grants and proposals. Experience in policy analysis,with a special focus on quality measurement, patient experience of care and value based purchasing. Extensive background in federal government, Medicare and physicians associations.

 

Her past projects are and were: Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC): April 2016- present
Providing strategic guidance and analysis to leadership, summarizing relevant literature and identifying key informants to assist the ACCC in meeting the requirements of its sponsors and fulfilling its mission, PCORI: April 2014- Present - Currently serving as senior consultant/program officer in the Improving Healthcare Systems Program at PCORI, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Signature Consulting: June 2013-December 2013 Played lead role in securing $23 million CMS PQRS contract and served as Interim Executive Director of the contract, directing all subcontractors and liaising to CMS until project was ready for hand off to a permanent director.

January 2013-June 2013: Provided strategic guidance and specific input to orthopedic surgical practice writing a grant for federal government funding; reviewed and provided expert technical feedback on draft reports from other consulting firms.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Evan S. Lieberman Ph.D

Cohort 7 — Yale Alumni List
Professor, Department of Political Science
Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Dr. Lieberman received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He conducts research in the field of comparative politics, with a focus on development and ethnic conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. Lieberman received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Boundaries of Contagion: How Ethnic Politics have Shaped Government Responses to AIDS (Princeton University Press 2009) and Race and Regionalism in the Politics of Taxation in Brazil and South Africa (Cambridge University Press 2003), and has published articles in the American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Politics & Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, and World Development. Lieberman is recipient of the 2014 David Collier Mid-Career Award, the 2010 Giovanni Sartori Book prize, the 2004 Mattei Dogan book prize, the 2002 Gabriel A. Almond dissertation award; and the 2002 Mary Parker Follett article award. He was a Fulbright fellow in South Africa in 1997-98. Previously, he was Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Politics at Princeton University (2002-14).

Discipline: Political Science
		

Helen B. Marrow Ph.D.

Cohort 15 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Tufts University, Medford, MA

Dr. Marrow received her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University in 2007.  She is co-editor of The New Americans: A Guide to Immigration since 1965 (Harvard University Press, 2007), and her other research has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Ethnicities, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Perspectives on Politics.  While in the Program, Dr. Marrow completed a book entitled New Destination Dreaming:  Immigration, Race, and Legal Status in the Rural American South (2011, Stanford University Press).  She has also investigated safety-net primary healthcare providers’ experiences with and views about providing care to undocumented immigrants, in an effort to more deeply understand their roles as institutional agents of immigrant incorporation and exclusion. Dr. Marrow is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Tufts University.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Andrew B. Whitford Ph.D.

Cohort 6 — Michigan Alumni List
Alexander M. Crenshaw Professor of Public Administration and Policy
Department of Public Administration and Policy
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Dr. Whitford received his PhD Washington University in St. Louis, Political Science. Dr. Whitford concentrates on teaching and research on strategy and innovation in public policy and organization studies, often centering on knowledge organizations. He also has extensive expertise in data analytics. He serves as Field Editor of the Journal of Public Policy. He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Whitford has lectured or conducted research in numerous countries such as South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, and the United Kingdom, among others. He was recently named to receive the 2017 Herbert A. Simon Award for “significant contribution to the scientific study of bureaucracy.”

Discipline: Political Science
		

Susan Webb Yackee Ph.D.

Cohort 10 — Michigan Alumni List
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

Dr. Yackee received her PhD and MA (both in Political Science) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research and teaching interests include the U.S. public policymaking process, public management, regulation, administrative law, and interest group politics. Yackee has published articles in a number of journals, including the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, British Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Yackee’s article “Clerks or Kings? Partisan Alignment and Delegation to the U.S. Bureaucracy” (with Christine Palus) won the 2017 Beryl Radin Award for the best article published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory in the previous year.

She is currently working on a $500,000 Innovations in Regulatory Sciences Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to study regulatory policymaking at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Yackee is an elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration. She is an elected Board member for the Public Management Research Association and a member of the Board of Editors at the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, and Perspectives on Public Management & Governance.

Discipline: Political Science