Harold Pollack has published widely at the interface between poverty policy and public health. His research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Public Health, Health Services Research, Pediatrics, and Social Service Review.
His writings have appeared in the Washington Post, the Nation, the New York Times, New Republic, Atlantic, and other popular publications. His American Prospect essay, “Lessons from an Emergency Room, Nightmare” was selected for the collection Best American Medical Writing, 2009.
A 2012-15 Robert Wood Johnson Investigator in Health Policy Research, Pollack has been appointed to three committees of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a past president of the Health Politics and Policy section of the American Political Science Association, an elected fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.