The politics of the healthcare debate seem to have ground to a halt in Washington—at least for now. But guest David Jones reminds us that the healthcare needs of the public still face substantial challenges.
Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at Boston University’s School of Public Health. He is Editor-in-Chief of www.PublicHealthPost.org, an online forum for public health policy launched in November 2016. David earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Health Services, Organizations, and Policy. He holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) from the University of North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from McGill University.
His research examines the politics of health reform and the social determinants of health. Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States, his forthcoming book from Oxford University Press, focuses on how states made decisions around what type of health insurance exchange to establish as part of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation. Jones is working on a new book using Photovoice to examine the social determinants of health in the Mississippi Delta, re-tracing Robert Kennedy’s steps in the region.
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