Politics and Policymaking

Lawrence Brown

Lawrence D. Brown is professor of health policy and management in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. A political scientist, he received a Ph.D. in Government at Harvard University in 1973. After positions at Harvard, the Brookings Institution, and the University of Michigan, in 1988 he came to Columbia, where he chaired the Department of Health Policy and Management for ten years and the university's Public Policy Consortium for three years.

Daniel Carpenter

Daniel Carpenter is Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and Director of the Social Science Academic Ventures Program in the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1989 with distinction in Honors Government and received his doctorate in political science from the University of Chicago in 1996. He taught previously at Princeton University (1995-1998) and the University of Michigan (1998-2002). He joined the Harvard University faculty in 2002. Dr.

Cathy Cohen

Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mark Winton Green Professor of Political Science, chair of the Department of Political Science and deputy provost for Graduate Education at the University of Chicago. She is the author of The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (University of Chicago Press, 1999). She is also co-editor with Kathleen Jones and Joan Tronto of Women Transforming Politics: An Alternative Reader (NYU, 1997). Her work has been published in numerous journals and edited volumes including the American Political Science Review, GLQ, NOMOS and Social Text.

Robert Cook-Deegan

Robert Cook-Deegan is a research professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. From July 2002 to December 2012, Dr. Cook-Deegan was the founding director of the IGSP's Center for Genome Ethics, Law & Policy. Prior to coming to Duke, he was director of the RWJF Health Policy Fellowship program at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Cook-Deegan was a Cecil and Ida Green Fellow at the University of Texas, Dallas, following his work in the report Allocating Federal Funds for Science and Technology (the "Press Report").

Virginia Gray

Virginia Gray, Ph.D., has been the Robert Watson Winston Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2001; prior to that she was professor of political science at the University of Minnesota. Her visiting appointments have included the University of British Columbia, University of Oslo, and Nankai University in Tianjin, China. She has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and held a study residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Center in Bellagio, Italy. Dr.

Richard Hall

Richard L. Hall is professor of political science and public policy at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on American national politics. Professor Hall is currently writing a book on interest group influence in law making and rule making at the national level. Professor Hall is author of Participation in Congress (1996). He is also working on several papers on the topic of race, ethnicity, and representation. Professor Hall, Ph.D., and co-author Alan Deardorff, Ph.D. won the 2007 Jack L.

Lawrence Jacobs

Lawrence R. Jacobs is a professor and Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies and Director, Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1990. His areas of interest include presidential and legislative politics, elections and voting behavior, public opinion and polling, American political history, Midwestern swing states, third party politics, and Social Security and health care policy. Dr.

Peter Jacobson

Peter D. Jacobson is professor of health law and policy in the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the director of the Center for Law, Ethics and Health. He is also president of the Public Health Law Association. Professor Jacobson received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1970, and a Masters in Public Health from UCLA in 1988. Before coming to the University of Michigan, he was Senior Behavioral Scientist at RAND from 1988 to 1996.

Rudolf Klein

Rudolf Klein is a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. He has also been a distinguished faculty fellow at the Yale University School of Management. He was educated at Bristol Grammar School and Merton College, Oxford where he received an M.A. in Modern History. He is a recipient of the Gibbs Prize in Modern History.

David Lowery

David Lowery is a professor at Pensylvania State University. Previously, he was the Thomas J. Pearsall Professor of the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a professor at  the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Dr. Lowery received a B.A. from St. Anselm College in 1974, an M.P.A. from the University of Rhode Island in 1976, an M.A.