Jason Schwartz

Jason Schwartz, Asst. Professor of Health Policy
ISPS 
Faculty Fellow

Jason Schwartz

Title 
Assistant Professor of Health Policy, Yale School of Public Health
Yale School of Public Health

 Jason L. Schwartz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health. He holds a secondary appointment in the Section of the History of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and is also affiliated with the Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale. He has written widely on vaccines and vaccination programs, decision-making in public health policy, and the structure and function of scientific expert advice to government. His general research interest is in the ways in which evidence is interpreted, evaluated, and translated into regulation and policy in medicine and public health.

Schwartz’s publications on topics in public health policy and history have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), The American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, The Milbank Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book manuscript, Medicine by Committee: Expert Advice and Health Care in Modern America, that examines the emergence, evolution, and continuing influence of expert advisory committees in American medicine and public health from the 1960s to the present, particularly regarding pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and screening technologies.

Schwartz is a graduate of Princeton University, where he received an A.B. in classics, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Ph.D. in the history and sociology of science.

 

Discipline 
Public Health
Area of study 
Health