Robert Blendon, a professor of health policy and political analysis in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), has received the Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research for 2008. Blendon, who is also a professor in the Harvard Kennedy School and director of the Harvard Program on Public Opinion and Health and Social Policy, will receive the award on Nov. 13 at a “Newseum” dinner in Washington, D.C.
The award recognizes Blendon for his work in pioneering the use of public opinion data to better understand health care problems and craft more effective policy solutions. His studies, reported in more than 200 articles, have appeared in a wide range of professional, scholarly, and general audience publications, including those for: medical professionals, health care practitioners, economists, political scientists, and others.
For more information about Blendon and his work, visit http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/center/mitofsky_2008/2008_award_recipient.html.