Specialization: American Politics and Public Policy
Patricia Strach is professor in the Departments of Political Science and Public Administration & Policy and a Howard J. Samuels State and City Policy Center Fellow (2021-2022). Her current research examines the opioid epidemic in local communities. Strach is an expert in public policy and mass politics and is the author of The Politics of Trash: How City Officials Used Corruption to Clean Cities, 1890-1929 (Cornell 2023), Hiding Politics in Plain Sight: Cause Marketing, Corporate Influence, and Breast Cancer Policymaking (Oxford 2016), and All in the Family: The Private Roots of American Public Policy (Stanford 2007) as well as numerous articles. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard (2008-2010) after receiving her doctorate in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004).