Although most of my interest in public policy has been either through
employment or through writing, I recognize the importance of the larger civic
society in making things happen on the ground.
My largest current civic involvement is around the development of sensible gun policy in Illinois. I
am on the board of the Gun Violence Prevention PAC and am the secretary-treasurer of the
Gun Violence Prevention Education Center.
I remain involved with Protect Our Care-Illinois, a coalition of organizations and individuals
working to protect the advances of the ACA in the face of opposition from various interest
groups and, where possible, expand those advances.
Previously, I served on the board of Planned Parenthood Illinois and the Metropolitan
I also teach in the Honors College at the University of Illinois-Chicago and periodically lecture at
UIC (Health Administration and Medical School) and University of Chicago (Graduate Program
of Health Administration and Policy).