Dr Jason Schwartz | Assistant Professor of Health Policy
Yale School of Public Health

Dr Jason Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Health Policy, Yale School of Public Health

Jason L. Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and the History of Medicine at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine. He has written widely on vaccines and vaccination programs, decision-making in public health policy, and the structure and function of scientific expert advice to government. Schwartz’s publications on topics in public health policy and history have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, and elsewhere. He is also an author of the chapter titled “Ethics” in Plotkin’s Vaccines, the leading textbook of vaccine science and policy, and editor of Vaccination Ethics and Policy: An Introduction with Readings (MIT Press, 2017). His research and perspectives have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Time, Associated Press, and elsewhere. Prior to arriving at Yale, Schwartz taught at the Princeton University Center for Human Values and the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He was also a staff member for President Barack Obama’s Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Schwartz is a graduate of Princeton University, where he received an A.B. in classics, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Ph.D. in the history and sociology of science and a master's degree (MBE) in bioethics.


DC Co-conference Day 2 April 4 @ 5:10

Legislating vaccines? A comparative look at the role of law in different countries in promoting vaccination

  • A comparison of international approaches to enforce vaccination
  • The current state of vaccination legislation in the USA

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