Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
A619, 130 De Soto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Primary Phone: 967-838-0818
Marian Jarlenski is Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Marian's research investigates how health policies may affect the health of women and children, with a particular focus on socially disadvantaged populations in the U.S. Current work, supported by the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program, studies the effects of state policies pertaining to prenatal substance use on access to treatment and birth outcomes. Marian is also a co-investigator on an inter-governmental agreement to provide research support for the Pennsylvania Medicaid program, where she has been conducting work focused on access to treatment for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorders. Methodologically, she is interested in the application of quasi-experimental methods to estimate treatment effects when exposures cannot be randomized. Marian earned her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and also holds an M.P.H. from the Yale School of Public Health and a B.A. from Otterbein College.
Marian is affiliated with the Center for Women's Health Research and Innovation and the Health Policy Institute.
Dr. Jarlenski teaches the following courses in the spring semester:
HPM 2063: The Politics of Health Policy
Katz-UPMC Executive MBA in Healthcare: Insurance and Risk Management
Please contact her for a syllabus if you are interested in enrolling in a course.
Dr. Jarlenski has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed studies published in public health and clinical journals. See a complete list of published work in PubMed
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