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Craig Pollack, MD, MHS

Associate Professor
Katey Ayers Endowed Associate Professor
Craig Pollack
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Community / Public Health
  • Disparities
  • Primary Care
  • Public Health
  • Social Determinants of Health/Poverty
  • Vulnerable Populations


Craig Pollack is the Katey Ayers Endowed Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a practicing primary care, internal medicine physician whose research focuses on social determinants of health, with an emphasis on housing policies. In work funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Pollack is examining the health effects of housing mobility programs that enable families to move from areas of concentrated poverty. Additional research investigates the impact of housing affordability and place-based initiatives on health care use, spending, and outcomes. In other work, Dr. Pollack also performs cancer health services research, investigating issues related to health disparities and the role of provider and patient social networks across the cancer continuum. He received his medical degree and was an internal medicine resident at the University of California at San Francisco. He then received a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar.