Public Health

Available in draft format:

“Strategic Transformation in Public Health: In the Case of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Available at SSRN.


“Effects of Participation and Collaboration on Perceived Effectiveness of Core Public Health Functions,” with Amber H. Sinclair. American Journal of Public Health. 105(8):1638-1645. 2015.

“Separation and Integration in Public Health: Evidence from Organizational Structure in the States,” with Amber Sinclair. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 23(1):55-77. 2013.

“Presidential Rhetoric and Policy Outcomes: The President and the American Struggle with Heroin Abuse,” with Philip Denis. World Medical and Health Policy. 2(3):8. 2010.

Presidential Rhetoric and the Public Agenda: Constructing the War on Drugs, with Jeff Yates. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2009.

“Race in the War on Drugs: The Social Consequences of Presidential Rhetoric,” with Jeff Yates. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. 6(4):874-898. 2009.

“The Policy Implications of Economic Reasoning: What We Do Not Know about Moral Hazard in Health Policy.” Evidence & Policy. 4(1):69-73. 2008.

“Improving the Design of Competitive Bidding for Medicare Advantage,” with John H. Cawley. Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law. 32(2):317-347. 2007.

“Extra-judicial Decision-making for Drug Safety and Risk Management: Evidence from the FDA,” with Hazel McMullin. Northwestern University Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. 5(2):250-264. 2007.

“Minority Health in the United States: Why Organization Matters,” with Louis Saddler. The Journal of Law in Society. 8(2):105-120. 2007.

“Ideological Extremism and Public Participation,” with Jeff Yates and Holona L. Ochs. Social Science Quarterly. 87(1):36-54. 2006.

“Designing Competitive Bidding for Medicare,” with John H. Cawley. In Competition, Choice, and Incentives in Government Programs, edited by John M. Kamensky and Albert Morales. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2006.

“Policy Signals and Executive Governance: Presidential Rhetoric in the War on Drugs,” with Jeff Yates. Journal of Politics. 65(4):995-1012. 2003.

“Volunteerism and Social Capital in Policy Implementation: Evidence from the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program,” with Jeff Yates. Journal of Aging & Social Policy. 14(3/4):61-73. 2003.