State Health Policy (includes: State health policy making process and State policy variation)

Frederick Boehmke (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 12 — Michigan Alumni List
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
		

Graeme T. Boushey (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 17 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

Dr. Boushey received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington in 2007.  His research focuses on public policy innovation and political decision-making in America. His book Policy Diffusion Dynamics in America (Cambridge University Press, 2010), integrates research from agenda setting and epidemiology to model factors that shape the speed and scope of public policy diffusion. As a Scholar, he explored how American state governments respond to complex health policy threats, initially focusing on state vaccination and tobacco control programs.  He also initiated a related project on rulemaking in state public health agencies.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Anthony S. Chen Ph.D.

Cohort 12 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Dr. Chen received his PhD in Sociology from University of California-Berkeley, where he was also a Soros Fellow. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Rice University. He is also Director of Undergraduate Studies at Northwestern University. He is interested in the political development of public policy in the United States from the New Deal, and he has special interests in civil rights, social policy, and business-government relations. He is the author of The Fifth Freedom (Princeton), which offers a new account of how and why affirmative action emerged in employment. In collaboration with Lisa M. Stulberg, he is completing a book on the origins and development of affirmative action in college admissions. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Journal of American History, and Studies in American Political Development, among other outlets. Chen is co-editor of Studies in American Political Development. Before joining the faculty at Northwestern, Chen was on the faculty for eight years at the University of Michigan.

Discipline: Sociology
		

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
		

Ryan T. Moore Ph.D.

Cohort 17 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Government
American University, Washington, DC

Dr. Moore received his PhD from the Department of Government at Harvard University. He is also serving as Senior Social Scientist fro the The LAB @ DC. he is also a Fellow of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCPS). His research interest centers around statistical political methodology, with applications in American social policy. Substantively, Dr. Moore is interested in the intersection of federalism, direct democracy, and the politics of old age pensions and health care. Methodologically, he develops and implements methods for political experiments, ecological data, missing data, causal inference, and geolocated data.

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
		

Charles R. Shipan Ph.D.

Cohort 3 — Michigan Alumni List
J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Science, Department of Political Science
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Shipan received his PhD and MA in Political Science from Stanford University and his BA in Chemistry from Carleton College.  Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan, Dr. Shipan served on the faculty at the University of Iowa and held positions as a research fellow at The Brookings Institution and a Visiting Research Fellow at Trinity College in Dublin.  His most recent book, Deliberate Discretion? The Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy (co-authored with John D. Huber), received the Richard F. Fenno Prize, the William Riker Award, and the Gregory Luebbert Award from the American Political Science Association.  Dr. Shipan is also the author of Designing Judicial Review: Interest Groups, Congress, and Communications Policy and has written numerous articles and book chapters on political institutions and public policy.  He is currently engaged in a large-scale study of the diffusion of antismoking laws in U.S. states and cities and an examination of why some public policies have longer lives than others.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Boris Shor Ph.D.

Cohort 18 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Houston, Houston, TX

Dr. Shor holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University is an assistant professor in the Department of  Political Science at the University of Houston. His research focuses on ideology and political parties in American legislatures. One project focused on how well state legislatures and congressional delegations represent the ideological preferences of citizens at the micro and macro levels. He also studied the roots of political polarization at the state level, as well as its policy consequences. He is interested in explaining the voting behavior of individual state legislators in health policy, and collectively, the vastly different choice states make.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Craig M. Volden Ph.D.

Cohort 8 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Public Policy and Politics
Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Volden received both his PhD (Economics) and BA (Political Science) from Stanford University. His current projects include studies of innovation and policy diffusion across states and localities, and an analysis of the legislative effectiveness of individual members of Congress. He is Co-director of the Legislative Effectiveness Project (thelawmakers.org). Before joining the Batten School, Professor Volden taught at the Ohio State University, the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, and Claremont Graduate University. His most recent book, Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Congress: The Lawmakers (winner of the 2015 Fenno Prize and the 2015 Gladys M. Kammerer Award), co-authored with Alan Wiseman, explores the effectiveness of individual members of Congress in overcoming policy gridlock. His most prominent work on issues of federalism focuses on why some policies diffuse across states and localities while others do not. He has published numerous articles in such journals as: American Political Science Review; American Journal of Political Science; Journal of Politics; Legislative Studies Quarterly; Public Administration Review; Journal of Public Policy; and Publius: The Journal of Federalism.

Discipline: Political Science