June 27, 2012 Political scientists with expertise on health policy and law are available to speak with reporters about the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Health Care Act. The American Political Science Association has arranged for some of the best researchers and scholars on this historic issue to speak with reporters. Rogan Kersh New York University, Wagner School, is a professor of public policy and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. Kersh was a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow in Health Policy, a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, and Luce Scholar. His publications include Dreams of a More Perfect Union, a study of US political history; Medical Malpractice and the US Health Care System; and articles and op-ed pieces in numerous academic and popular journals. He is president of the APSA Health Politics and Policy Section.
Deborah A. Stone, Dartmouth, is a visiting and research professor of political science. Dr. Stone is the author of many articles and books on health policy with a focus on health inequities. Her most recent book, The Samaritan's Dilemma: Should Government Help Your Neighbor?, addresses America's shifting attitudes toward public policy over the last thirty years. She is president-elect for the APSA Health Politics and Policy Section.
James Morone, Brown University, is a professor of political science and urban studies. Dr. Morone is the author of eight books, including The Democratic Wish—a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the APSA's Kammerer Award—and Hellfire Nation—nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His latest book, The Heart of Power, discusses the history of healthcare policy from F.D.R. to George W. Bush. Dr. Morone has published over 130 articles and testified before Congress on numerous occasions.
Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University, is a distinguished professor of political science. Dr. Segal has studied the Supreme Court for over three decades. He has won several awards for his articles and books, including nine co-authored books on the US Supreme Court and American government.
Mark A. Peterson, UCLA, Luskin School of Public Affairs, is a professor of public policy and political science. He has a distinguished career studying American national institutions with a particular interest on health care policy. His most recent research examines how changes in public opinion, interest groups, Congress, and strategic and tactical choices by presidents both thwarted health care reform in the past and ultimately made possible the enactment of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
Sara C. Benesh, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, is an associate professor of political science. Dr. Benesh is the author of numerous articles and books on the US Supreme Court and the judicial decision making process. Her current projects include studying the influence of law clerks and judicial review of lower courts.
Bryan Marshall, Miami University of Ohio, is a professor of political science. Dr. Marshall's research is on the US Supreme Court with a focus on Congress's role in shaping the Court. He was an APSA Congressional Fellow in Congressman Clyburn's office in 2008–09. His recently co-authored book, Decision Making by the Modern Supreme Court, addresses separations of powers and the constraints on the Court posed by the president and Congress.
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