Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Eric Patashnik

Eric Patashnik

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Eric Patashnik

Director, Master of Public Affairs Program
Director of Graduate Studies
Julis-Rabinowitz Professor of Public Policy
Professor of Political Science

Patashnik is the editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. He is also Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Before coming to Brown, Patashnik held faculty positions at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, and the department of political science at Yale University. During his time at UVA, he served as associate dean and acting dean at the Batten School. Patashnik is the author and editor of several books including Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are Enacted (Princeton University Press, 2008), which received the Louis Brownlow Book Award.

Patashnik received both his MPP and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.