Long-Term Care Delivery, Financing and Policy (includes: assisted living, home healthcare, nursing homes)

Frederick J. Boehmke (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 12 — Michigan
Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Dr. Boehmke is Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa and serves as the Director of the Social Science Program at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center. He received his PhD in 2000 from the California Institute of Technology. Prof. Boehmke's research focuses on policy adoption and diffusion, organized interests, and Native American politics, with an emphasis on the American states. He also does research and teaches classes on quantitative methodologies. His research has been published in leading journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, The Journals of Politics, and Political Analysis.

Discipline: Political Science

Marco Gonzalez-Navarro (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 16 — Berkeley/UCSF
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

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

Jennifer L. Klein (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 8 — Yale
Professor, Department of History
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Dr. Klein received her PhD at the University of Virginia. Professor Klein’s research spans the fields of U.S. labor history, urban history, social movements and political economy.  Her publications include Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (Oxford, 2012), co-authored with Eileen Boris, which was awarded the Sara A. Whaley book prize from the National Women’s Studies Association; and For All These Rights: Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America’s Public-Private Welfare State (Princeton, 2003) which was awarded the Ellis W. Hawley Prize in Political History/Political Economy from the Organization of American Historians and The Hagley Prize in Business History from the Business History Conference. Writing about the intersection between labor politics and the welfare state, she has written articles on the history of health care policy, Social Security, pensions, collective bargaining and New Deal liberalism, including “The Politics of Economic Security: Employee Benefits and the Privatization of New Deal Liberalism,” published in the Journal of Policy History.  

She is co-director of the Initiative on Labor and Culture with Michael Denning and is affiliated with the History of Science & Medicine and Women’s Studies programs. A labor history of home health care workers from the 1930s to the present, Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (Oxford University Press, 2012) co-authored with Eileen Boris, explores the links between public welfare, health care, social movements and employment law.  Their articles on home care workers, long term care and labor organizing include: “Organizing Home Care: Low-Waged Workers in the Welfare State” in Politics and Society (March 2006); “We Were the Invisible Workforce: Unionizing Home Care” in The Sex of Class: Women Transforming American Labor, ed. Dorothy Sue Cobble (ILR/Cornell Press, 2007), “Laws of Care: The Supreme Court and Aides to Elderly People” in Dissent (Fall 2007),“Organizing the Carework Economy: When the Private Becomes Public,” in Rethinking U.S. Labor History: Essays in the Working-Class Experience, 1756-2009, Donna Haverty-Stacke and Daniel Walkowitz, eds. (Continuum,  2010), “Frontline Caregivers: Still Struggling” in Dissent (Winter 2012) and  “Home Care Workers Aren’t Just Companions,” New York Times, July 2, 2012.

She is Senior Editor of the journal International Labor and Working Class History.  She edited a special issue of ILWCH, The Class Politics of Privitization: Global Perspectives on the Privitization of Public Workers, Land, and Services No. 71 (Spring 2007).

In addition to academic publications, her articles on labor, low-wage work, care, and social policy have appeared in Dissent, The New York Times, The Nation.com, WashingtonPost.com, American Prospect (TAP.org), New Labor Forum, Labor Notes, CNN.com and Democracy.

Klein was the winner of the 2014 Hans Sigrist Prize awarded by the University of Bern (Switzerland) and the Hans Sigrist Foundation for her contribution to the field of “Women and Precarity: Historical Perspectives.”

Discipline: Sociology
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Robert P. Saldin (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 17 — Harvard
Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Montana , Missoula, MT

Dr. Saldin holds a PhD in political science from the University of Virginia.  He is the author of War, the American State, and Politics since 1898 (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and his scholarly articles have appeared in venues such as The Journal of Politics, Journal of Policy History, and Political Research Quarterly.  As a Scholar, he studied long-term care’s policy history.

Discipline: Political Science