Key Researchers


Key Researchers: Substance Abuse & Welfare Reform

Harold Pollack, Ph.D.
University of Chicago

Harold Pollack is Associate Professor at the School of Social Service Administration. He has published widely at the interface between poverty policy and public health. His recent research concerns HIV and hepatitis prevention efforts for injection drug users, drug abuse and dependence among welfare recipients and pregnant women, infant mortality prevention, and child health. His research appears in such journals as Journal of the American Medical Association, Medical Decision Making, Pediatrics, and Social Service Review. Professor Pollack has been appointed to two committees of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University. He holds master’s and doctorate degrees in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Before coming to SSA, Professor Pollack was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Yale University and taught Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
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