Pharmaceuticals (includes: drug discovery and development, FDA review, and patents)

Jake Bowers Ph.D.

Cohort 12 — Harvard Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Dr. Bowers received a B.A. from Yale University and an M. A. and Ph.D. from the University of California- Berkeley. Since 2015 he has worked as a Fellow with the Office of Evaluation Sciences, the behavioral insights unit of the U.S. Federal Government. Professor Bowers' research interests include political behavior (especially political participation) and quantitative methodology (especially randomized experiments, observational causal inference strategies and computational statistics).

Discipline: Political Science
		

Daniel P. Carpenter Doctorate

Cohort 5 — Michigan Alumni List
Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Department of Government
Director, Center for American Political Studies
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Dr. Carpenter received his doctorate from University of Chicago. He conducts research in American politics and political development, political economy, regulation and the history and political economy of pharmaceuticals.  He often blends narrative and statistical methods in his research, trying to harness the contributions of different perspectives.  He is author of The Forging of Bureaucratic Autonomy: Networks, Reputations and Policy Innovation in Executive Agencies, 1862-1928 (Princeton University Press, 2001), and Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA (Princeton University Press, 2010).  His research and writing have appeared in Studies in American Political Development, the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, and Archives of Internal Medicine, among other professional venues.  He currently serves on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Scientific Standards for Modified Risk Tobacco Products. Professor Carpenter has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Alfred Sloan foundation.  He currently serves as co-editor of the journal Studies in American Political Development and is co-director of Harvard’s Medications and Society Program.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Erika Franklin Fowler Ph.D.

Cohort 14 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Government
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Dr. Fowler received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  Dr. Fowler’s dissertation provides one of the first systematic examinations of both the content and effect of local television news coverage of elections.  As a Scholar, she studied the emergence and evolution of competitive framing surrounding HPV-related policy action in local media and how publicized controversy may have shaped public decisions about and confidence in vaccination and immunization programs more generally. She also worked on another project examining variation in health news across outlets with a particular focus on whether media diminish or exacerbate existing inequalities. 

Discipline: Political Science
		

Jonathan Ketcham Ph.D.

Cohort 9 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Earl G. and Gladys C. Davis Distinguished Research Professor in Business, W.P. Carey School of Business / Department of Marketing
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Dr. Ketcham received his PhD in Economics from The Wharton School and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Baylor University. Dr. Ketcham's interest are Physician organizations, incentives and learning, prescription drugs and medical devices, and hospital competition under managed care. He is a consulting with Pfizer Inc; Wolters Kluwer Health. His current projects are Physician-hospital gainsharing; physician decisionmaking; diffusion of drug-eluting stents; Medicare Part D. His recent awards is Principal Investigator, R01, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. "Hospital-Physician Gainsharing." $484k. He recent co-authored publications are: "Influence of Patient Race on Physician Prescribing Decisions: A Randomized On-line Experiment." Journal of General Internal Medicine,24(11): 1183-91 and "Physician Clinical Information Technology and Health Care Disparities." Medical Care Research and Review, 66: 658-681.

Discipline: Economics
		

Susan Moffitt Ph.D.

Cohort 13 — Harvard Alumni List
Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Department of Political Science
Brown University, Providence, RI

Dr. Moffat received her PhD and MPP from the University of Michigan. She conducts research on American political institutions and public policy, with particular emphasis on developing the capacity to implement policy in the fields of public education and public health.  Her second book, Making Policy Public: Participatory Bureaucracy in American Democracy, was published by Cambridge University Press in the Fall of 2014.  Her first book, The Ordeal of Equality, coauthored with David K. Cohen, was published by Harvard University Press in 2009. Some of her other scholarship has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, the American Journal of Education, and numerous edited volumes.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Aaron Panofsky Ph.D.

Cohort 13 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor of Public Policy, UCLA School of Public Affairs and Center for Society and Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Panofsky received his PhD in Sociology from New York University in 2006. Dr. Panofsky is a specialist in the sociology of science and knowledge and is interested in ways that biological and genetic knowledge are intersecting domains of social and health policy. His recent book Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics (Chicago, 2014) is a historical account of the causes and consequences of controversy in the field of behavioral genetics. His research on science, genetics, policy, and health activism has been published in diverse sources including Annual Review of Genetics, Social Studies of Science, Policy and Society, Genome Medicine, and Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

Discipline: Sociology
		

Bhaven N. Sampat Ph.D.

Cohort 10 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University, New York, NY

Dr. Sampat received all three of his degrees PhD, MA and BA (all in Economics) from Columbia University. Dr. Sampat's research focuses on issues at the intersection of health policy and innovation policy. My current work includes (1) various empirical studies of drug and life science patent policy in the U.S. and developing countries (2) evaluating the validity of different approaches to measure science, innovation and science-technology linkages (3) examining whether and when science is self-correcting (4) assessing the impact of federal indirect cost recovery policy on the biomedical research enterprise. His previous work includes research on the political economy of the the NIH, patent examination and patent quality, and the roles of academic patenting in university-industry technology transfer.

Discipline: Economics