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Eric M. Patashnik, Brown University
Nicholas Bagley, University of Michigan
Helen Levy, University of Michigan
Elizabeth Rigby, George Washington University
Book Review Editor:
Rick Mayes, University of Richmond
Special Section Editors:
Beneath the Surface: Joseph White, Case Western Reserve University
Politics and Policy of Health Reform: Heather Howard, Princeton University, and Frank J. Thompson, Rutgers University
Social Media Editor:
Harold A. Pollack, University of Chicago
Jennifer N. Costanza
Lawrence D. Brown
Colleen M. Grogan
Theodore R. Marmor
James A. Morone
Mark A. Peterson
Michael S. Sparer
Ralph A. Straetz
Board of Editors:
Elizabeth M. Armstrong
Andrea Louise Campbell
Daniel M. Fox
Sarah E. Gollust
Scott L. Greer
Michael K. Gusmano
Lawrence R. Jacobs
David K. Jones
Timothy Stoltzfus Jost
Lars Thorup Larsen
Kieke G. H. Okma
Thomas H. Rice
Steven Rathgeb Smith
Deborah A. Stone
Sandra J. Tanenbaum
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A leading journal in its field, and the primary source of communication across the many disciplines it serves, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law focuses on the initiation, formulation, and implementation of health policy and analyzes the relations between government and health—past, present, and future.
The journal's editorial office is based at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.
Read an interview with editor Eric M. Patashnik.
The Politics and Policy of Health Reform
This section provides useful information for practitioners, stakeholders, and academics involved in national- and state-level health reform legislation, regulation, implementation, and policy evaluation in the United States. The section typically publishes shorter papers (4,000 to 4,500 words) that tend to be qualitative, often case analyses, and widely accessible to practitioner, journalistic, and academic readers.
Beneath the Surface
This section analyzes, unpacks, and challenges empirical claims, theoretical assumptions, taken-for-granted terms and concepts in health policy debates and literature to promote a better understanding of health policy realities. The section typically publishes shorter papers (3,000 words).
Our social media platforms engage the JHPPL community in ongoing conversation about health politics, policy, and law, continuing discussions begun in the journal and enabling real-time immersion in current issues and debates. For further information, contact JHPPL's social media editor, Harold A. Pollack, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cosponsorships and Affiliations
The journal specifically features news from the following affiliated organizations:
American College of Healthcare Executives
American College of Legal Medicine
American Health Planning Association
American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Health Law Section, American Bar Association
International Health Economics Association
Medical Care Section, American Public Health Association
Medical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association
National Academy of Social Insurance
Organized Section on Health Politics and Policy, American Political Science Association
Members of these organizations receive a discount on individual subscriptions.
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