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Harold Pollack

Health policy and public health educator

Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration. He is also Co-Director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab. He has published widely at the interface between poverty policy and public health. Pollack serves as a Fellow at the MacLean Center for Clinical Ethics at the University of Chicago, and as an Adjunct Fellow at the Century Foundation.

In 2009-2010, he was a Special Correspondent for New Republic. His journalism has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Daily Beast, American Prospect, Washington Monthly, and other publications.

Professor Pollack has been appointed to three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. He received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University. He holds master’s and doctorate degrees in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Before coming to SSA, Professor Pollack was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at Yale University and taught Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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