Investigators And Their Projects » Investigator Details:
|James A. Morone, Ph.D.|
Department of Political Science
|Discipline: Political Science|
|Expertise: Politics and Policymaking|
Health Care and the American Presidencywith David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P.Award Year: 2002For their Investigator Award project, David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P. and co-principal investigator James A. Morone, Ph.D. take on the modern American Presidency. In their study, Health Care and the American Presidency, they examine how the actions or inaction of each President from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush have influenced the formulation and implementation of health policy in the United States. Using a variety of research techniques and models, Drs. Blumenthal and Morone expect to provide insights into the involvement of presidents in health policy issues and their role in the policymaking process. Their work should contribute to our understanding of the policy process and inform the activities of presidents, their staffs, other government officials, and stakeholders. Moralism, Politics, and the Construction of Health PolicyAward Year: 1994Dr. Morone investigates how morality influences health politics and policy. He: 1) designs a model that suggests how the political process changes when actors define policy questions in moral terms - e.g., irresponsible behavior or undeserving beneficiaries; 2) applies this analytic framework to six major health policy issues; and 3) contributes to health policy by explaining the latent moral politics that underlie contemporary approaches and programs. The study focuses on illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, AIDS, universal health care coverage, and teen pregnancy. Using an historical approach, it shows how popular images of vice and virtue influence each issue and draws lessons across policy areas generally studied in isolation. Particular emphasis is placed on several themes including: the issue of race and the use of moral politics as a coded way to inject racial bias into health policy debates; variations on the question of education and treatment versus prohibition and punishment; and the role of stigma and stereotyping in the politics of health policy.
James Morone is professor of political science at Brown University. He grew up in Rio de Janeiro and New York, received his B.A. from Middlebury College and his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Morone has been on the faculty of The University of Chicago, Yale University, and the University of Bremen. The Brown University classes of 1993, 1999 and 2001 voted him the Barrett Hazeltine Citation as the teacher that most inspired them.
Morone is the author of Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History (Yale University Press, 2003). Hellfire Nation was named book of the month by the History News Network. Morone's Democratic Wish: Popular Participation and the Limits of American Government (1990, 1998) won the American Political Science Association's 1991 Gladys Kammerer Award for the best book in the United States and was named a "notable book of 1991" by the New York Times.
Morone co-edited The Politics of Health Care Reform (Duke University Press, 1994), Health Care Policy in the USA and Germany (NOMOS Verlang, 1996) and, Healthy, Wealthy and Fair (Oxford University Press, 2004). He has written more than one hundred essays on politics, history, and health care policy.
Morone is past president of the New England Political Science Association and of the Politics and History section of the American Political Science Association.
Morone has testified before Congress numerous times. He was a member (and recording secretary) of Governor Mario Cuomo's task force on Universal Health Care for all New Yorkers (UNY*CARE) and a member of the National Academy of Science Committee on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Developments in Biomedicine. Morone is a founding member of the health section of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Blumenthal, D., Morone, J.A, The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office. University of California Press, 2009.
Morone, J.A., Litman, T.J., Robins, L.S editors, Health Politics and Policy, 4th Edition. Delmar Cengage Learning, 2008.
Brown, L.D., Jacobs, L., Morone, J. editors, Healthy, Wealthy and Fair: Health Care for a Good Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Morone, J., Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Morality in American History. Yale University Press, 2003.
Blumenthal, D., Morone, J., The Presidency. In Health Politics and Policy, 4th Edition, eds. Morone, J.A., Litman, T.J., Robins, L.S. Delmar Cengage Learning, 2008.
Morone, J.A, Morals and Health Policy. In Health Politics and Policy, 4th Edition, eds. Morone, J.A., Litman, T.J., Robins, L.S. Delmar Cengage Learning, 2008.
Jacobs, L.R., Morone, J.A., Conclusion: Prospering in the Age of Global Markets. In Healthy, Wealthy and Fair: Health Care for a Good Society, eds. Brown, L.D., Jacobs, L., Morone, J. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Kilbreth, E.H., Morone, J.A., Kids and Bureaucrats at the Grass Roots. In Healthy, Wealthy and Fair: Health Care for a Good Society, eds. Brown, L.D., Jacobs, L., Morone, J. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Morone, J., Morality, Politics, and Health Policy. In Policy Challenges in Modern Health Care, eds. Mechanic, D., Rogut, L., Colby, D., Knickman, J. Rutgers University Press, 2005.
Morone, J.A., Jacobs, L.R., Introduction: Health and Wealth in the Good Society. In Healthy, Wealthy and Fair: Health Care for a Good Society, eds. Brown, L.D., Jacobs, L., Morone, J. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Selected Journal Articles:
Morone, J.A. Opinion: Democrats Must Find Their Voice on Healthcare Reform, L.A. Times, Jan 27 2010.
Morone, J.A. Presidents And Health Reform: From Franklin D. Roosevelt To Barack Obama, Health Affairs, Jun 2010, 29, 6, 1096-1100.
Morone, J. OpEd: One Side to Every Story, New York Times, Feb 17 2009.
Blumenthal, D., Morone, J. The Lessons of Success - Revisiting the Medicare Story, NEJM, 2008, 359, 22, 2384-9.
Morone, J.A., Blumenthal, D. Nine Lessons for Health Reform: Or Will We Finally Learn from the Past?, J of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 2008, 36, 4, 722-4.
Blumenthal, D., Morone, J. OpEd: Waiting for Another L.B.J., New York Times, Jul 30 2005.
Kersh, R., Morone, J.A. Obesity, Courts and the New Politics of Public Health, JHPPL, 2005, 30, 5, 839-68.
Kersh, R., Morone, J. The Politics of Obesity: Seven Steps to Government Action, Health Affairs, 2002, 6, 21, 142-53.
Morone, J. Enemies of the People: The Moral Dimension to Public Health, JHPPL, 1997, 22, 4, 993-1020.