Mark J Schlesinger, PhD

Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)

Research Interests

Health Policy; Ownership; Policy Making; Public Opinion

Research Organizations

School of Public Health

Research Summary

Professor Schlesinger's research focuses on three topics. 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. This research examines the determinants of public opinion, the role of political framing, and the importance of norms of fairness in policy assessment. The second set of research examines the impact of ownership on the delivery of health and social services. These studies explore the comparative performance of nonprofit, for-profit and public health care agencies, the nature of public expectations involving ownership, and the extent to which ownership is related to trust in and trustworthiness of medical care. The third set of research examines 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.

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Contact Info

Mark J Schlesinger, PhD
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 304

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034