School of Public Affairs
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
New York, NY 10010
Office Location: 135 East 22nd Street, Room 415
Phone: 646 660-6829
Fax: 646 660-6831
Jonathan Engel conducts research in the historical evolution of U.S. health and social welfare policy. His books are Doctors and Reformers: Discussion and Debate on Health Policy, 1925-1950 (University of South Carolina Press, 2002); Poor People’s Medicine: Medicaid and U.S. Charity Care Since 1965, (Duke University Press, 2006); The Epidemic: A History of AIDS, (Smithsonian Books, 2006); and American Therapy: The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States, (Gotham Books of Penguin/Putnam, 2008). He is currently writing a history of the U.S. health system since 1970.
Dr. Engel started at the School of Public Affairs in 2008. Previously he was a professor of healthcare policy and management at Seton Hall University for 13 years, and taught courses in healthcare finance and policy at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and at the School of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts.
Dr. Engel received his B.A. from Harvard in the history of science in 1986, his MBA from the Yale School of Management in 1991, and his Ph.D. in the history of medicine from Yale Graduate School in 1994. He lives in Millburn, New Jersey, with his wife Rozlyn, an economics professor at West Point, and children Ezra, Ruth, Miriam, and Judah.