Patricia Strach

Patricia Strach, PhD

Specialization: American Politics and Public Policy

Jointly Appointed in Political Science & Public Administration

Milne 106A | 518-442-3856

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About Professor Strach

Patricia Strach is professor in the Departments of Political Science and Public Administration & Policy and director for policy and research at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, the public policy think tank for the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system. She is PI on Stories from Sullivan, which examines how opioid misuse affects local communities and what local communities are doing to address it. Strach is an expert in public policy and mass politics and is the author of 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).

Selected Publications

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  • Patricia Strach. 2016. Hiding Politics in Plain Sight: Cause Marketing, Corporate Influence, and Breast Cancer Policymaking. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Patricia Strach.  2007.  All in the Family:  The Private Roots of American Public Policy.  Stanford, CA:  Stanford University Press.
  • Ken Goldstein and Patricia Strach (eds).  2003.  The Medium and the Message: Television Advertising and American Elections.  Prentice Hall:  Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.