Harold Pollack is a fellow at The Century Foundation where he writes at the interface between poverty policy and public health. He is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration. He is also Co-Director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab. His research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Public Health, Health Services Research, and Health Affairs. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, the Atlantic, healthinsurance.org, and many other publications. Past president of the Health Politics and Policy section of the American Political Science Association, Pollack has been appointed to three committees of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine.

Pollack holds master’s and doctorate degrees in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Before coming to SSA, he 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.