Center Associate Faculty Member, CHCFC; Chair, Department of Public Policy, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs; Professor, Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of Public Policy; Professor, College of Letters and Science, Department of Political Science; Professor, School of Law
Mark Peterson is professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law in the Department of Public Policy at the Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs; and Chair of the Department of Public Policy. A specialist on American national institutions and national health care policy, much of his scholarship focuses on interactions among the Presidency, Congress, and interest groups and their implications for health policy making, as well as the role of research evidence in policy making. His current research includes a comprehensive and multidimensional study of the policy, institutional, and political dynamics of health care reform from the Progressive Era to the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
At UCLA Professor Peterson is a Faculty Associate of the Center for Health Policy Research and the Institute for Society & Genetics; member of the Policy Core for the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services; and on the faculty advisory committee of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy. He also chairs the National Advisory Committees for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Scholars in Health Policy Research and Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization Programs, and is a member of the NACs for two other RWJF programs.
He earned his A.B., A.M, and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. As an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, he served as a Legislative Assistant for Health Policy in the Office of Senator Thomas Daschle. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
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