MSc, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
MD, University of California, San Francisco, 2004
MHS, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
BA, Brown University, 1997
Dr. Pollack is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has a joint appointment with the Department of Epidemiology and, in the School of Medicine, with the Department of Medicine. He is a practicing internal medicine physician whose research focuses on two main areas. The first investigates social determinants of health, with an emphasis on housing policies. In work funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the National Institutes of Health, he is examining the health effects of housing mobility programs that enable families to move from areas of concentrated poverty. Additional research investigates the impact of mixed-income communities, housing affordability, and place-based initiatives on health care use, spending, and outcomes. The second theme focuses on cancer prevention and control, including issues related to health disparities and the role of provider and patient social networks across the cancer continuum. The author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, his work has appeared in leading journals. He received his medical degree and was an internal medicine residency at the University of California at San Francisco. He then received a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar.