David Schleifer works on the development, management, and implementation of Public Agenda's research studies and on collaborative projects between Public Agendaís research and public engagement departments.
David joined Public Agenda in 2013 after conducting healthcare policy research at Columbia University Medical Center. David has previously worked on research and evaluation projects at organizations including the New York City Department of Health, the Hunger Project, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, the Oregon Social Learning Center, and Circa Jewelry Company. In these roles, he has designed and executed research on areas including the appropriate use of medical technologies, parenting outcomes and the implementation of New York Cityís trans fat ban.
David holds a Bachelorís degree in sociology from Wesleyan University and a PhD in sociology from New York University, where he wrote his dissertation about how and why food corporations invested in replacing trans fats. He was the John C. Haas fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in 2008-09 and a science policy writing fellow in the To Think, To Write, To Publish program organized by the Consortium For Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University in 2012-13. His research has been published in academic and nonacademic venues including PLoS One, Social Studies of Science, N+1, Technology and Culture, and Ars Medica.
Areas of expertise: focus group design, in-depth interviewing, qualitative data analysis.