Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack has published widely at the interface between poverty, policy and public health. He is co-director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab and a committee member of the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago. In addition, Prof. Pollack is an affiliate professor in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division and the Department of Public Health Sciences at UChicago.

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, The Atlantic, and other popular publications. His American Prospect essay, “Lessons from an Emergency Room, Nightmare” was selected for the collection Best American Medical Writing in 2009.

He is a co-author of "The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated" (2016).

Pollack Stories

Simple Solutions to Address Social Issues with Harold Pollack (Ep. 19)

Prof. Harold Pollack promotes ‘evidence-based optimism’ to tackle our most complex social issues—from finances to crime to health care.