Faculty Profile

Scott Greer

Scott L. Greer, PhD

  • Professor Health Management and Policy
  • Professor, Global Public Health
  • Professor (by courtesy), Political Science

Dr. Greer is a political scientist who researches the ways in which political systems operate and shape health policy decisions. He has done extensive research on a variety of topics including COVID-19 policy response, health governance, strategic purchasing in health care, the politics of public health and disaster response, federalism, science policy, and European integration. He conducts research on the European Union, United Kingdom, and the United States in particular. He is also Senior Expert Advisor on Health Governance to the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

  • PhD, Northwestern University, 2003
  • BA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1996

Politics of public health and health care policy decisions; European integration and comparative federalism; disaster response and resilience.

Research Projects:
Greer's research on European Union health policy includes original qualitative research on its formulation as well as engagement with governments and civil society.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic he led a series of projects drawing out what we have learned about political systems and health policy decision making by comparing more than thirty countries around the world.

He has a longstanding interest in the politics of public health, pandemic response, and disaster response, much of it focused on the US and European Union

He also is leading a project on the politics of healthy ageing, which tries to understand the political power of the incorrect notion that ageing societies must have higher healthcare costs and inter generational tension. Why does it at idea persist and what can replace it?

Email: slgreer@umich.edu
M3138 SPH II
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

For media inquiries: sph.media@umich.edu

Areas of Expertise: Aging,  COVID-19,  Global Public Health,  Health Policy