Herschel S. Nachlis

Research Assistant Professor of Government
Policy Fellow, Rockefeller Center

 Herschel Nachlis is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and a Policy Fellow in the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences.

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He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Politics and Social Policy from Princeton University, and B.A. in Political Science from Macalester College.

He studies and teaches American politics and public law, focusing on health and social policy. His research examines the political development of mental health policy in the United States, and variation in the diagnosis and treatment of health issues caused by political factors and public policies.  

His research interests include the politics of health and disease more generally, agencies and regulation, diversity and representation in legal and bureaucratic institutions, constitutional development and judicial policymaking, and American political development.

His research has received the Robert C. Wood Paper Prize from the New England Political Science Association, and his teaching has received the George Kateb Prize from Princeton's Department of Politics. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Government at Franklin & Marshall College and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dartmouth's Rockefeller Center for Public Policy.

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Ph.D. Princeton University
M.A. Princeton University
B.A. Macalester College