Affiliated Faculty

C.M. Saden Professor of Political Science

Peter  A. Swenson is Yale’s C.M. Saden Professor of  Political Science. He specializes in the comparative political economy of labor  markets and social welfare in Europe and the United States. He teaches graduate  and undergraduate courses on the economic, political and social foundations of  social policy and market regulation in developed capitalist democracies.

Mary Tinetti
Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)

Dr. Tinetti is the Gladys Philips Crofoot Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Yale School of Medicine. Her current research and clinical focus is on clinical decision-making for older adults in the face of multiple health conditions, measuring the net benefit and harms of commonly used medications, and the importance of cross-disease universal health outcomes.

Tom Tyler
Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory

Tom R. Tyler is the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School, as well as a Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory. He is also a professor (by courtesy) at the Yale School of Management. He joined the Yale Law faculty in January 2012 as a professor of law and psychology. He was previously a University Professor at New York University, where he taught in both the psychology department and the law school.

ISPS Faculty Fellow
A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Computer Science

Professor Nisheeth Vishnoi’s research spans several areas of theoretical computer science: from approximability of NP-hard problems, to combinatorial, convex and non-convex optimization, to tackling algorithmic questions involving dynamical systems, stochastic processes, and polynomials.

Jacob Wallace
Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)

Jacob Wallace is an Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) at the Yale School of Public Health whose primary research interest is Medicaid. He is a health economist by training and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Prior to that he worked as a policy analyst for the New York State Department of Health in the Office of Health Insurance Programs for three years. His research is focused on the economics of the Medicaid program, with a particular focus on the impact of managed care.

Xiao Xu
Associate Professor of Medicine (Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences)

Dr. Xiao Xu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine, and a faculty member of Yale Cancer Center and Yale Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center (COPPER). As a health economist and health services researcher, her work seeks to promote the delivery of high-quality and high-value care. Her research focuses on examining and identifying factors that influence the quality, outcomes, and value of care, with a focus on women’s health care.

Reza Yaesoubi
Associate Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)

Dr. Yaesoubi’s research focuses on medial decision making and model-based evaluation of health policies. His work incorporates mathematical and computer simulation models, machine learning methods, and optimization techniques to guide resource allocation and decision making in public health and health delivery systems.

Asst. Prof Emma Zang
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Biostatistics

Emma Zang’s research interests lie at the intersection of health and aging, marriage and family, and inequality. Her work aims to improve the understanding of 1) how early-life conditions affect later-life health outcomes; 2) social stratification and health; 3) spillover effects within the household exploiting policy changes.

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