Justice and Resource Allocation in Health Care

Benjamin R. Hertzberg Ph.D.

Cohort 18 — Harvard Alumni List
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion , Department of Political Science
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Hertzberg He received a PhD in Political Science from Duke University in 2011, where he was a Kenan Institute Graduate Fellow in Ethics and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Humanistic Studies. He researches and teaches in the fields of political theory and philosophy and religion and politics.  Previously, Hertzberg was Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University.
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Discipline: Political Science
		

Julia Lynch Ph.D.

Cohort 10 — Harvard Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Lynch received her PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in government from Harvard University.  Her research concerns the politics of inequality, social policy, and the economy in comparative perspective, with a focus on the countries of Western Europe and the United States.  At Penn, Lynch co-directs the Penn-Temple European Studies Colloquium, and is a faculty affiliate with the Penn-Wharton Public Policy Initiative, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the Lauder Institute and the Italian Studies Program.  Professor Lynch is also active in the profession more broadly, serving on the Executive Committee of the Council for European Studies as well as on the editorial boards of Comparative Political Studies, Journal of European Social Policy, and Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. Lynch has received major grants and fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council.

Discipline: Political Science
		

C. Daniel Myers Ph.D.

Cohort 18 — Michigan Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Myers received his PhD in Political Science from Princeton University in 2011 and started working as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota in 2013. He is interested in political psychology, political communication, and experimental methods. His research focuses on democratic deliberation as a form of civic engagement. This work draws on political psychology, political communication and game theory to examine what happens when citizens deliberate and how to design deliberative institutions. His second line of research examines the role of storytelling in political communication. He has also worked on projects examining how narratives in political communication can change attitudes, how the pre-discussion distribution of information affects the quality of deliberation, and how to optimally structure deliberative forums that are used in health policy-making.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Jonathan B. Oberlander Ph.D.

Cohort 2 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Professor, School of Medicine and School of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Oberlander received both his PhD and MA in Political Science from Yale University. Dr. Oberlander's research focuses on the politics of health care, health care reform, Medicare and cost control.  He is the author of The Political Life of Medicare (University of Chicago Press), co-editor of the three-volume Social Medicine Reader (Duke University Press), and is an editor of the University of North Carolina Press series, Studies in Social Medicine.  His journal articles include works published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Law and Contemporary Problems, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine

Discipline: Political Science
		

Anne Morrison Piehl Ph.D.

Cohort 4 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Professor, Department of Economics
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Piehl received her PhD in Economics from Princeton University and her AB in Economics from Harvard University. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She conducts research on the economics of crime and criminal justice, including sentencing and incarceration, homicide and other crimes, and the connections between immigration and crime.  Her research has been published in journals across several fields, including economics, law, population, and criminology. She is co-author, with Bert Useem, of Prison State: The Challenge of Mass Incarceration. Piehl is serving on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, and just concluded service on an ad-hoc panel that recently released the report of its work, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States.  Piehl has testified before the United States Sentencing Commission and the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Immigration as well as work in Massachusetts and New Jersey on state corrections policy concerns.

Discipline: Economics
		

Grant D. Reeher Ph.D.

Cohort 2 — Michigan Alumni List
Professor, Department of Political Science
Director, Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Dr. Reeher received his PhD from Yale University. He is also creator, host, and producer of “The Campbell Conversations,” an award-winning weekly regional NPR public affairs show featuring extended in-depth interviews with regional and national writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals. Grant’s research and teaching interests are primarily in American politics and political theory, with an emphasis on legislative politics, democratic representation, active citizenship, and health care policy and politics. Among other books, he is the author of First Person Political: Legislative Life and the Meaning of Public Service (2006), Narratives of Justice: Legislators’ Beliefs about Distributive Fairness (1996), co-author of Click on Democracy: The Internet's Power to Change Political Apathy into Civic Action (2002), and co-editor of The Trusted Leader: Building the Relationships that Make Government Work (2008, 2nd ed. 2012). In 2008, he co-founded CNYSpeaks, a deliberative public engagement initiative dedicated to providing residents of the Central New York region with opportunities to have a meaningful and constructive voice about issues affecting their lives. Also in that year Syracuse University awarded him the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence.

Discipline: Political Science