Information Technology

Tim Bϋthe Ph.D.

Cohort 14 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Sanford School of Public Policy
Senior Fellow, Rethinking Regulation Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics
Duke University, Durham, NC

Dr. Buthe received his B.A. in Government, History, and Economics from Harvard in 1995, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in 2002.  His primary research interests are the evolution and persistence of institutions and the ways in which institutions enable and constrain actors.  Substantively, his work focuses primarily on the politics of standards & regulations and what he calls global private politics.  His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political ScienceGovernance, Law & Contemporary Problems, and other journals, as well as edited volumes (see www.buthe.info for details).  A major study of the domestic and international politics of setting standards for product and financial markets, including standards for medical instruments/devices, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press--based on multi-industry surveys in the U.S. and several European countries.  As a RWJF Scholar, he studied the standardization of medical terminology and the political contestation over the technology for electronic medical records, as well as the delegation of regulatory authority in the realm of food safety.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Reid Cushman Ph.D.

Cohort 2 — Yale Alumni List
Director, Technology Development, CITI Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
University of Miami, Miami, FL

Dr. Cushman received his PhD in Government, a MAPA, MA and BA from the University of Virginia. Dr. Cushman received his training in economics, political science and public policy at the University of Virginia.  Prior to coming to UM, he was a lecturer at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California - Berkeley.  His teaching background includes courses in ethics and public policy, health care economics, health care policy, political philosophy, public health ethics and law, science and technology policy, and statistics and research methods, at UC-Berkeley, UM, UVa, and other universities. He currently teaches in UM’s Health Executive MBA program, the MSCTI Program, and the Public Health MPH/PhD program.

Discipline: Political Science
		

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
		

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
		

Michael Sauder Ph.D.

Cohort 17 — Harvard Alumni List
Professor, Department of Sociology
University of Iowa , Iowa City, IA

Dr. Sauder holds a PhD is sociology from Northwestern University. His research interests include quantification, organizational evaluation, and status. He is currently completing a project that explores the effects of public rankings on higher education. Ongoing research includes a study of how children’s hospitals use rankings, awards, and certifications to establish organizational identity and an investigation of how physician groups respond to patient experience surveys.

 

Discipline: Sociology
		

Mark C. Suchman Ph.D.

Cohort 6 — Yale Alumni List
Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology
Brown University, Providence, RI

Dr. Suchman received his PhD from Stanford University and his JD from Yale University. His interests are Sociology of Organizations; Sociology of Law; Economic Sociology; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Professions; Healthcare. He is currently writing a book on the role of law firms in Silicon Valley, and he is midway through a multi-year project on the organizational, professional, and legal challenges surrounding new information technologies in health care. He has also written on organizational legitimacy, on inter-organizational disputing practices, on the "internalization" of law within corporate bureaucracies, and on social science approaches to the study of contracts.

Discipline: Sociology