Political Science

Ronald Bayer

Ronald Bayer is a professor at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University where he has taught for 12 years. Prior to coming to Columbia he was at the Hastings Center, a research institute devoted to the study of ethical issues in medicine and the life sciences. Bayer's research has examined ethical and policy issues in public health, focusing especially on AIDS, tuberculosis, illicit drugs, and tobacco. His articles on AIDS have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, the American Journal of Public Health, and The Milbank Quarterly.

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.

Andrea Louise Campbell

Andrea Louise Campbell is the head of the Political Science Department  and a Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science at MIT. She is the author of How Policies Make Citizens: Senior Political Activism and the American Welfare State (Princeton University Press, 2003), and articles in the American Political Science Review, Political Behavior, Studies in American Political Development, and Comparative Political Studies. She studies American politics, political behavior, public opinion, political inequality, and social policy.

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.

Eugene Declercq

Eugene R. Declercq is professor of maternal and child health and Assistant Dean for Doctoral Education at Boston University School of Public Health. He combines formal training in political science with his almost twenty years of experience as a certified childbirth educator to examine policy and practice around childbirth in the US and abroad. The most recent example is his current research examining cesarean section in the US as part of his work as an RWJF Investigator Award.

Alan Gerber

Alan S. Gerber is George C. and Dorothea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science, Director of the Yale Center for the Study of American Politics, resident fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University, and faculty research fellow in political economy at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on the application of experimental methods and statistical analysis to the study of American politics.

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.

Colleen Grogan

Colleen M. Grogan is a professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She is also the academic director of the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy and the co-director of the Center for Health Administration Studies. Her areas of research interest include health policy, health politics, participatory processes and the American welfare state. She has written several book chapters and articles on the political evolution and current politics of the US Medicaid program.

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.