When we thoughtfully apply scientific analysis to policy challenges, we discover new and sometimes surprising relationships. If our analysis is sound, sound policies can emerge from these discoveries. The Ford School faculty members featured in this articles below explore a broad range of health policy challenges by collecting and analyzing data from panel studies, surveys, interviews, and many other sources. Their discoveries—which find their way out into the world through books, articles, congressional hearings, policy consultations, and the popular press—offer rigorous social science data to help guide health policy decisions.
- Matthew Davis: Polling parents on children’s health
- Rick Hall: Legislators, lobbyists, and health care reform
- Jim House: Demand-side solutions to health disparities
- Helen Levy: Health economics and public policy
- Sharon Maccini: Blame it on the rain: early rainfall impacts health, wealth, and education
- Shobita Parthasarathy: Genetic gold rush hinders competition, innovation
- Bob Schoeni: Panel study tracks wellbeing over the lifecourse and across generations
- Joe Schwarz: Uncertain funding, regulatory changes slow embryonic stem cell research innovation
- Chuck Shipan: Health policy diffusion both horizontal and vertical
- Carl Simon: Complex systems approach may offer new insights on health disparities
- Kevin Stange: Can licensed health practitioners meet the gap?
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