Mark J Schlesinger, PhD

Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

School of Public Health: Health Policy & Management

Biography

Dr. Schlesinger is Professor of Health Policy and a fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University and past editor of the Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law. Dr. Schlesinger’s research explores the determinants of public opinion about health and social policy, the influence of bounded rationality on medical consumers, the role of nonprofit organizations in American medicine. 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. He has consulted to a half dozen federal agencies, several dozen state and local governments, and more than a score of nonprofit organizations concerned with health and social policy. His favored sports include uncompetitive volleyball and unlighted table tennis.

Education & Training

PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison (1984)
SM University of Wisconsin-Madison (1980)
BA Pomona College (1977)

International Activity

  • Health Policy and National Values: America and Canada Canada (2008 - 2008)

    Professor Schlesinger worked with McMaster University on a comparison of Canadian and American values that legitimize forms of health policy. This project has been completed.

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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
Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034