Harold Pollack

The Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration
The University of Chicago

Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He is also Co-Director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab and an Executive Committee member of the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago. Pollack 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.

A 2012-14 Robert Wood Johnson Investigator in Health Policy Research, Pollack has been appointed to three committees of the National Academy of Sciences. He holds master’s and doctorate degrees in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Before coming to SSA, Pollack was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at Yale University and taught Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.