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The intersection of society and health care

Posted: October 31, 2018

Mark Schlesinger, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies
Yale University
December 7, 2018, Noon – 1:00pm
Reginald Heber Fitz Hall
Room 303

Mark Schlesinger, PhD, is a Professor of Health Policy and fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University, where he serves as Department Chair and Professor of Public Health (Health Policy). Dr. Schlesinger is also a past editor of the Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law.

Dr. Schlesinger’s research explores the intersection of society and health care in three areas: the first explores ways in which the general public and policymakers make sense of and communicate about complex social issues, as well as how they evaluate policies to address those issues; second, the impact of ownership on the delivery of health and social services;  third, the attitudinal and behavioral underpinnings of medical consumerism, comparing the effectiveness of exit versus voice to improve medical markets, and identifying the barriers to effective consumer empowerment.

His recent research initiatives include: (a) studying how the changing availability of information on clinicians’ practices alters patients’ choices among doctors, (b) assessing public perceptions of and responses to economic insecurity, (c) explaining the recent rapid expansion in the scope of newborn screening among American states, and (d) understanding why particular collective responses are seen as more or less legitimate for addressing the spread of obesity among Americans.

Dr. Schlesinger has consulted to federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations.

It is a great honor to host Dr. Schlesinger at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center. We look forward to the event.