Public Policy

J. Lawrence Aber

Lawrence Aber is the Wilner Family Professor of Applied Psychology and Public Policy at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, where he also serves as Board Chair of its Institute for Human Development and Contextual Change. Dr. Aber earned his Ph.D. from Yale University and an A.B. from Harvard University. He previously taught at Barnard College, Columbia University and at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, where he also directed the National Center for Children in Poverty.

Jonathan Caulkins

Jonathan P. Caulkins is the H. Guyford Stever Chair Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College in Pittsburgh and teaches at its Qatar campus in Doha. Dr. Caulkins specializes in mathematical modeling and systems analysis of social policy problems with a particular focus on issues pertaining to drugs, crime, violence, and prevention - work that won the David Kershaw Award from the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management.

Philip Cook

Philip J. Cook is a ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy and professor of economics and sociology at Duke University. He served as director and chair of Duke's Sanford Institute of Public Policy from 1985-9, and again from 1997-9. Dr. Cook received his B.A. with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 1968, and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1973. He joined the Duke faculty in that year. He has served as consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice (Criminal Division) and to the U.S. Department of Treasury (Enforcement Division).

Jason Corburn

Jason Corburn is an associate professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and directs both the Institute of Urban and Regional Development and the Center for Global Healthy Cities at the University of California, Berkeley.

Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. His recent public health and economic policy analyses have appeared in JAMA, Addiction, Pediatrics, Health Services Research, Health Economics, Medical Decision Making, Health Affairs, and other leading publications. He has been appointed to three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. A nonresident fellow of the Century Foundation, Dr.

Richard Scheffler

Richard M. Scheffler is Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy at the School of Public Health and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds the chair in Healthcare Markets & Consumer Welfare endowed by the Office of the Attorney General for the State of California. Professor Scheffler is director of the Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research as well as director of the Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare.

Frank Thompson

Frank J. Thompson is a distinguished professor of public affairs and administration at Rutgers University-Newark and at the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy in New Brunswick. Professor Thompson has served as fellow with the U.S. Public Health Service and published extensively on issues of health policy and its implementation. He has focused particular attention on issues of federalism and health care policy, participating in several funded projects related to this subject at the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany, New York.