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Emeritus faculty

James S. House

Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor of Survey Research, Public Policy & Sociology; Professor of Sociology; Professor of Public Policy; Research Scientist, Epidemiology Department; and Research Professor, Survey Research Center
James S. House is the Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Survey Research, Public Policy, and Sociology. His research has focused on the role of social and psychological factors in the etiology and course of health and…
Emeritus faculty

Carl P. Simon

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Mathematics; Professor of Complex Systems
Carl P. Simon is professor emeritus of mathematics, economics, complex systems, and public policy. He was the founding director of the U-M Center for the Study of Complex Systems and a former director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy…
Faculty by courtesy

John Z. Ayanian

Alice B Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy, Alice Hamilton Collegiate Professor of Medicine; Professor of Internal Medicine; Professor of Health Management & Policy; Director for Healthcare Policy & Innovation;
Dr. John Ayanian is the Alice Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy, the Alice Hamilton Collegiate Professor of Medicine at the Medical School, and professor of health management and policy at the School of…
Faculty by courtesy

Amanda Kowalski

Gail Wilensky Professor of Applied Economics and Public Policy
Amanda Kowalski is the Gail Wilensky Professor of Economics and Public Policy, with her primary appointment in the U-M Department of Economics and a courtesy appointment at the Ford School. A health economist, she specializes in bringing together…
Faculty by courtesy

Helen Levy

Research Professor
Helen Levy is a research professor at the Institute for Social Research and the School of Public Health, with a courtesy appointment at the Ford School. She is a co-investigator on the Health and Retirement Study, a long-running longitudinal study of…
Faculty by courtesy

Robert F. Schoeni

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economcis; Research Professor; Survey Research Center; Research Professor, Population Studies Center
Bob Schoeni is a research professor at the Institute for Social Research and professor of economics, with a courtesy appointment at the Ford School. He is also the co-investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, a national panel survey of…
Adjunct faculty

Deirdre Golden

Lecturer
Deirdre Golden is a lecturer at the Ford School and professor of health law at The University of Detroit Mercy Law School. She holds an MD from the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland; a masters in neuroscience and psychiatry from Wayne State…
Adjunct faculty

John J. Schwarz

Lecturer in Public Policy
John J.H. "Joe" Schwarz is a lecturer at the Ford School. He received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Michigan in 1959, and his medical degree from Wayne State University in 1964. Dr. Schwarz served his residency in…
Core faculty

Richard L. Hall

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science
Hall’s research interests focus on American national politics. He has studied participation and representation in Congress, campaign finance reform, congressional oversight, issue advertising, health politics, and health policy. He is currently writing a book on interest group lobbying and the role of political money in Congressional policy making.
Core faculty

Paula Lantz

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Public Policy, James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy
Lantz is the associate dean for academic affairs. A social demographer, she 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.
Core faculty

Sharon Maccini

Lecturer in Public Policy; BA Program Director
Sharon Maccini is a lecturer of public policy and director of the Ford School's BA program. She has taught courses in public health, public finance, behavioral economics and applied microeconomics to MPP and BA students. As a health economist, her…
Core faculty

Shobita Parthasarathy

Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program.
Parthasarathy's research focuses on the comparative and international politics and policy related to science and technology. She is interested in how to develop innovation, and innovation policy, to better achieve public interest and social justice goals. Much of her previous work has focused on the governance of emerging science and technology, particularly those that have uncertain environmental, social, ethical, political, and health implications.
Core faculty

Charles R. Shipan

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Sciences; Professor of Public Policy
Shipan is a professor of social science and has written numerous articles and book chapters on political institutions and public policy. He is currently engaged in a comparative study of antismoking laws in the U.S. and Switzerland, an assessment of the president's ability to change policy, and an examination of the effects of bipartisanship on public policy.
Core faculty

Kevin Stange

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Stange's research lies broadly in empirical labor and public economics, with a focus on education and health care. His prior research includes studies of college enrollment and persistence, the effect of resources and peers on community college students, the importance of amenities in college choice, and the effects of different pricing structures on major choice and student credit load.
PUBPOL 201

PUBPOL 201: Systematic Thinking: Problems of the Day

Paula Lantz
Monday, Wednesday
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Fall 2020
11:30 am-12:50 pm EDT

This course provides an introduction to public policy design and analysis using "systematic thinking" from the social sciences and humanities, with the application of scientific methods and knowledge more generally.

PUBPOL 210

PUBPOL 210.001: Hlt&Society:Intro PH

Tuesday, Thursday
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Fall 2017
2:30-4:00 pm EDT

This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the major issues of health and health care in the United States — what they are, what determines them, and how they can be altered. In so doing, the course surveys the field of public health.

PUBPOL 210

PUBPOL 210.001: Health & Society: Introduction to Public Health

Tuesday, Thursday
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Fall 2016
2:30-4:00 pm EDT

This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the major issues of health and health care in the United States — what they are, what determines them, and how they can be altered. In so doing, the course surveys the field of public health.

PUBPOL 750

PUBPOL 750.005: Topics: Population Health Policy

Paula Lantz
Monday, Wednesday
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Winter 2016
8:30-10:00 am EDT

The primary purpose of this seminar course is to develop the tools needed to assess the feasibility, potential impact, unintended consequences and legal/ethical ramifications of novel policies designed to improve population health and reduce healt

PUBPOL 210

PUBPOL 210.001: Health and Society: Introduction to Public Health

Tuesday, Thursday
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Fall 2015
2:30-4:00 pm EDT

This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the major issues of health and health care in the United States — what they are, what determines them, and how they can be altered. In so doing, the course surveys the field of public health.