Eric Patashnik

Professor of Public Policy and Politics and Director of the Center for Health Policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Eric Patashnik, Ph.D., is Professor of Public Policy and Politics and Director of the Center for Health Policy at the University of Virginia. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He previously served as Associate Dean and Acting Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at UVA, and previously held faculty positions at Yale University and UCLA. 
 
Patashnik is the author of Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are Enacted (Princeton University Press, 2008), which received the Louis Brownlow Book Award. His other books and edited volumes include: Putting Trust in the U.S. Budget: Federal Trust Funds and the Politics of Commitment (Cambridge University Press, 2000); Living Legislation: Durability, Change and the Politics of American Lawmaking (co-edited with Jeffrey Jenkins, University of Chicago Press, 2012) and Promoting the General Welfare: New Perspectives on Government Performance (co-edited with Alan S. Gerber, Brookings  Institution Press, 2006). Patashnik’s essays have appeared in Health Affairs, Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, Social Service Review, Political Science Quarterly, Governance, Policy Sciences and in many edited volumes
 
With support from a RWJF Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, Patashnik is currently writing a book (with Alan Gerber, Yale) on the politics of comparative effectiveness research and evidence-based medicine.  He received his B.A. from University of Virginia and his M.P.P. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.
Discipline: Political Science
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