Paula Lantz is the associate dean for academic affairs and the James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy at the Ford School. She also holds an appointment as professor of health management and policy in the School of Public Health. Lantz, a social demographer, studies the role of public policy in improving population health and reducing social disparities in health. Lantz is currently engaged in research regarding the potential for and challenges associated with using social impact bonds to fund public/private partnerships aimed at improving health in low-income populations, including Medicaid beneficiaries. An elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the National Academy of Medicine, Lantz received an MA in sociology from Washington University, St. Louis, and an MS in epidemiology and PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.
PhD, Social Demography, University of Wisconsin, 1991
MS, Epidemiology, University of Wisconsin, 1991
MA, Sociology, Washington University, 1983
BA, Sociology/English, St. Olaf College, 1981
National Academy of Social Insurance: Elected Member, National Academy of Medicine: Elected Member