David A. Rochefort
Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., 1983, American Civilization
Thursdays 11-1 and by appointment
923 Renaissance Park
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
- POLS 2385 U.S. Health and Welfare Policy
- POLS 2400 Quantitative Techniques
- HONR 3310 Special Themes: Social Fact From Fiction
- HONR 3310 Special Themes: Can There be Morality in Politics?
- POLS 7202 Quantitative Techniques
- PPUA 6524 Policy Case Studies
- PPUA 7240 Health Policy and Politics
Resume / CV
David A. Rochefort is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Political Science. He also holds an appointment as an affiliated faculty member of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and is part of the core faculty and research group at the Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law. For the 2016-17 academic year, he is a faculty fellow at Northeastern’s Humanities Center. Prof. Rochefort’s visiting appointments include research and/or teaching positions at the University of Montreal, University of Toronto, Rutgers University, and Brown University. His main research and teaching areas include public policy analysis, political language, health and mental health care, and novel-writing as public policy advocacy. He also has created several seminars for the university Honors Program on these topics.
- “Agenda Setting, Problem Definition, and their Contributions to a Political Policy Analysis,” in Handbook of Public Policy Agenda-Setting, ed. Nikolaos Zahariadis (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016).
- (Senior author with Marie Ganim) Rhode Island: Individual State Report. State-Level Field Network Study of the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Rockefeller Institute of Government (State University of New York), The Brookings Institution, and Fels Institute of Government (University of Pennsylvania). October 2016.
- (Coauthor with David Mechanic and Donna D. McAlpine) Mental Health and Social Policy: Beyond Managed Care, 6th ed. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2014).
- (Senior author with Kevin P. Donnelly) Foreign Remedies: What the Experience of Other Nations Can Tell Us about Next Steps in Reforming U.S. Health Care (New York: Routledge, 2012).
- (Editor) Quantitative Methods in Practice: Readings from PS (Washington DC: CQ Press, 2006).
- (Editor, with Robert Hackey, and contributor) The New Politics of State Health Policy (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001).
- From Poorhouses to Homelessness: Policy Analysis and Mental Health Care, 2nd ed. (Westport, CT: Auburn House, 1997).
- (Senior Editor, with Roger W. Cobb, and contributor)The Politics of Problem Definition: Shaping the Policy Agenda (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1994).
- (Editor and Contributor) Handbook on Mental Health Policy in the United States (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1989).
- American Social Welfare Policy: Dynamics of Formulation and Change (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1986).
- (Coauthor with Kevin P. Donnelly) “The Lessons of Lesson Drawing: How the Obama Administration Attempted to Learn from Failure of the Clinton Health Plan,” Journal of Policy History, April 2012.
- “Agenda Setting,” in Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, ed. Jack Rabin (New York: Marcel Dekker, 2005).
- “Mental Health Policy,” in Poverty and Social Welfare in America: An Encyclopedia, ed. Gwendolyn Mink and Alice O’Connor (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2004).
- “The Role of Anecdotes in Regulating Managed Care,” Health Affairs 17 (November/December 1998): 142-149
- (Senior author with Paula Goering) “‘More a Link than a Division’: How Canada Has Learned from U.S. Mental Health Policy,” Health Affairs 17 (September/October 1998): 110-127.
- “Mental Health Policymaking in the Intergovernmental System,” in Sociology of Mental Health and Illness, ed. A. V. Horwitz and T. L. Scheid (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999).
Awards and Honors
- Portz Award, Northeastern University, Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to Honors Program, 2014
- Practice-Oriented Education Award, Northeastern University, 2006
- College of Arts & Sciences, Northeastern University, Distinguished Professor, first appointed 2001
- Beverly Visiting Professor, The Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, fall 1999
- Northeastern University Excellence-in-Teaching Award, June 1998 (Renominated 2007, 2010)
- President’s Outstanding Service Award, Mental Health Association of Rhode Island, 1998
- Fulbright Scholar Award, University of Montreal, fall 1996
- Board Member of the Year, Mental Health Association of Rhode Island, 1995
- Winner, 1994 Better Government Competition, Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research
- Theodore Lowi Award for Outstanding Policy Studies Article of 1994, Policy Studies Organization
- NIMH Postdoctoral Award, 1986-1987