Publications

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Pollack, H. A. "Tough times in the second city." New York Times, September 4, 2011.
  • Pollack, H. A. "Put to the Test: Genetic screening is more accessible than ever, and health-care providers are scrambling to catch up." American Prospect, October 2010.
  • Pollack, H. A. "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare." American Prospect, October 2008, selected forBest American Medical Writing, 2009.


Publications

  • Alexander, Jeffrey A., Rebecca Wells, Lan Jiang, and Harold A. Pollack. In press. Or­ganizational determinants of boundary spanning activity in outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. Journal of Health Services Management Research.
  • Basu, Anirban, A. David Paltiel, and Harold A. Pollack. In press. Social costs of robbery and the cost effectiveness of substance abuse treatment. Health Economics.
  • Danziger, Sheldon, Matthew M. Davis, Sean Orzol, and Harold A. Pollack. In press. Loss of health insurance coverage and access to care among welfare leavers. In­quiry.
  • Pollack, Harold A. In press. Choose your poison: Moral, prudential, and political argu­ments about harm reduction. Contemporary Drug Problems.
  • Pollack, Harold A. In press. Health reform and public health: Will good policies but bad politics combine to produce bad policy? University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
  • Pollack, Harold A. In press. Prevention, public health, and health reform. Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law.
  • Pollack, Harold A. and Thomas D’Aunno. In press. Dosage patterns in methadone treatment: Results from a national survey, 1988-2005. Health Services Research.
  • Pollack, Harold A., Peter Reuter, and Eric Sevigny. In press. If drug treatment works so well, why are so many drug users in prison? In Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs, Philip J. Cook, Jens Ludwig, and Justin McCrary, eds. University of Chicago Press.
  • Shaefer, H. Luke, Colleen M. Grogan, and Harold A. Pollack. In press. Transitions from private to public health coverage among children: Estimating effects on out-of-pocket medical costs and health insurance premium costs. Health Services Research.
  • Torres, Gretchen W., Justin D. Heffelginger, Harold A. Pollack, Susan G. Barrera, and Richard E. Rothman. In press. HIV screening programs in U.S. emergency departments: A cross-site comparison of structure, process, and outcomes. Annals of Emergency Medicine.
  • Frakt, Austin, Aaron Carroll, Harold A. Pollack, and Uwe Reinhardt. 2011. Our flawed but beneficial Medicaid program. New England Journal of Medicine 364(16), electronic edition.
  • Pollack, Harold A., 2011. Health policy and the community safety net for individuals with intellectual disability. Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews. 17: 44–51. doi: 10.1002/ddrr.138.
  • Pollack, Harold A.. 2011. Health reform and public health: Will good policies but bad politics combine to produce bad policy? University of Pennsylvania Law Review. 159(6): 2061-2081.
  • Pollack, Harold A. 2011. High-risk pools for the sick and uninsured under health reform: too little and thus too late. Journal of General Internal Medicine 26(1): 91-4.
  • Shaefer, H. Luke, Colleen M. Grogan, and Harold A. Pollack. 2011. Who transitions from private to public health insurance? Lessons from expansions of the state children's health insurance program. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 22(1): 359-70.
  • National Research Council. 2010. Understanding the Demand for Illegal Drugs. Committee on Understanding and Controlling the Demand for Illegal Drugs. Committee on Law and Justice. Ed. Peter Reuter. Washington DC: The National Academies Press.
  • Paltiel, A. David, and Harold A. Pollack. 2010. Price, performance, and the FDA approval process: The example of home HIV testing. Medical Decision Making 30(2): 217-23.
  • Pollack, Harold A., L. Metsch, and S. Abel. 2010. Dental examinations as an untapped opportunity to provide HIV testing for high-risk individuals. American Journal of Public Health 100(1): 88-9.
  • Pollack, Harold A., and Thomas D'Aunno. 2010. HIV testing and counseling in the nation's outpatient substance abuse treatment system, 1995-2005. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 38(4): 307-16.
  • Reuter, Peter, et al. 2010. Committee for Understanding and Controlling the Demand for Illegal Drugs. Understanding the Demand for Illegal Drugs. National Academy Press.
  • Ludwig D.S., Pollack, Harold A. 2009. Obesity and the economy: from crisis to opportunity. Journal of the American Medical Association, 301(5):533-5.
  • Pollack, Harold A. 2009. Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare. In The Best American Medical Writing, Pauline W. Chen, ed. 257-70. New York: Kaplan Publishing.
  • Alexander, Jeffrey A., Tammie A. Nahra, Christy Harris Lemak, Harold A. Pollack, and Cynthia I. Campbell. 2008. Tailored treatment in the outpatient substance abuse treatment sector: 1995-2005. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 34(3): 282-92.
  • Basu, Anirban, Paltiel, A. David, and Pollack, Harold A. Social costs of robbery and the cost-effectiveness of substance abuse treatment, Health Economics, 2008, 17(8):927-46.
  • Pollack, Harold A. 2008. Evidence of things unseen: Causality and confounding in path models of youth substance use. Addiction 103(2): 320-1.
  • Schoeni, Robert F., James S. House, George A. Kaplan, and Harold A. Pollack, eds. 2008. Making Americans healthier: Social and economic policy as health policy. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Alexander, Jeffrey A., Harold A. Pollack, Tammie A. Nahra, Rebecca Wells, and Christy Harris Lemak. 2007. Case management and client access to health and social ser­vices in outpatient substance abuse treatment. Journal of Behavioral Health Research 34(3): 221-36.
  • Chien, Alyna T., Rena M. Conti, and Harold A. Pollack. 2007. A pediatric-focused re­view of the performance incentive literature. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 19(6): 719-25.
  • Lantz, Paula M., Richard Lichtenstein, and Harold A. Pollack. 2007. Health policy ap­proaches to population health: The limits of ‘medicalization.’ Health Affairs 26(5): 1253-7.
  • Pollack, Harold A. 2007. Introduction. Women’s Health Issues 17(4): 176-9.
  • Pollack, Veronica P., and Harold A. Pollack. 2006. Bringing Vincent home. Health Affairs 25(1): 231-6.
  • Pollack, Harold A., and Peter Reuter. 2006. Welfare receipt and treatment among substance-using mothers: Did welfare reform make a difference? American Journal of Public Health, 96(11):2024-31.
  • Pollack, Harold A., Kevin J. Dombkowski, Janet B. Zimmerman, Matthew M. Davis, Cowan, Anne E., John R. Wheeler, A. Craig Hillemeier, and Gary L. Freed. 2004. Emergency department use among Michigan children with special health care needs. Health Services Research 39(3): 665-92.
  • Soliman, Soheil, Harold A. Pollack, and Kenneth E. Warner. 2004. Decrease in the prevalence of environmental tobacco smoke exposure in the home during the 1990s in families with children. American Journal of Public Health 94(2): 314-20.
  • Pollack, Harold A., and Peter D. Jacobson. 2003. The political economy of youth smok­ing regulation. Addiction 98(S1): 123-38. Strauss, Richard S., and Harold A. Pollack. 2003. Social marginalization of overweight adolescents. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 157(8): 746-752.
  • D’Aunno, Thomas, and Harold A. Pollack. 2002. Changes in methadone treatment practices: Results from a national panel study, 1988-2000. Journal of American Medi­cal Association 288(7): 850-856.
  • Pollack, Harold A., Sheldon Danziger, Rukmalie Jayakody, and Kristin Seefeldt. 2002. Drug testing welfare recipients-false positives, false negatives, unanticipated op­portunities.Women’s Health Issues 12(1): 23-31.
  • Pollack, Harold A., Sheldon Danziger, Rukmalie Jayakody, and Kristin Seefeldt. 2002. Substance use among welfare recipients: Trends and policy responses. Social Service Review 76(2): 256-274.
  • Pollack, Harold A., and John G. Frohna. 2002. Infant sleep placement following the Back to Sleep Campaign. Pediatrics109(4): 608-614.
  • Pollack, Harold A., Kaveh Khoshnood, Kim M. Blankenship, and Frederick L. Altice. 2002. The impact of needle exchange-based health services on emergency depart­ment use. Journal of General Internal Medicine 17(5): 341-348.