Social Service Administration and Beyond: Chatting with Dr. Harold Pollack of the Univ. of Chicago
On this installment of ST Medical Monday, we offer a wide-ranging chat with Dr. Harold Pollack, the Helen Ross Professor at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. He's written prolifically on the inter-related topics of poverty, policy, crime, and public health; his articles have appeared in scholarly journals like Journal of the American Medical Association and Social Service Review as well as in political magazines like The Nation and The New Republic. (His essay called "Lessons from an Emergency Room, Nightmare" appeared in the anthology, "The Best American Medical Writing: 2009.") Dr. Pollack talks with us not just about his experiences teaching social service administration, but also about caring for his wife's developmentally disabled brother, the uncertain fate of Medicaid within the U.S. health care system, and the surprising manner by which Dr. Pollack once had a blog post "go viral" (a post about financial responsibility, no less).