About

I am a Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. I hold a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Harvard University.  My research focuses on the politics of public health, social policy and inequality in the rich democracies, particularly western Europe.

At Penn, I co-direct the Lauder Institute and the Penn-Temple European Studies Colloquium. I am also on the advisory boards of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the Italian Studies Program, and the Bioethics minor, and faculty director of the European Studies minor.  I currently represent the Political Science department on the Executive Committee of the faculty senate.

I edit Socio-Economic Review, a multi-disciplinary journal focusing on analytical, political and moral questions arising at the intersection of economy and society, and serve on the editorial boards of Perspectives in Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of European Social Policy, and Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. In the wider world, I am an expert advisor to the World Health Organization’s European regional office, past chair of the Health Politics and Policy section of the American Political Science Association, and past treasurer of the Council for European Studies.

I am passionate about active learning and inclusive teaching, and have posted most of my syllabi and related resources on the “teaching” page of this site.