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Associate Professor

Daniel Sledge, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 271-2070

Office: Hudson College of Public Health

801 NE 13th St, Room 369

Post Office Box 26901

Oklahoma City, OK 73104




  • PhD, Government, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • MA, Government, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • BA, Political Science, Minor: History, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


Daniel Sledge is a scholar of health policy. His research spans fields including public health, American political development, and public policy agenda-setting. His work has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Policy History, and Studies in American Political Development. His book, “Health Divided: Public Health and Individual Medicine in the Making of the Modern American State,” offers a reinterpretation of the foundations of modern American health policy, focusing on the divergence between policy regimes dealing with public health and with individual medical care. His article “Linking Public Health and Individual Medicine” won a Paper of the Year Award from the American Public Health Association and the American Journal of Public Health.



  • Associate Professor, Department of Health Administration and Policy, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


Research Interests:

  • Health policy; public health; federalism and governance; disaster response; non-state service provision; opioid policy; theories of the policy process; political economy



  • Daniel Sledge. “Policy Escalation: Richard Nixon, Welfare Reform, and the Development of a Comprehensive Approach to Health Insurance,” Journal of Policy History, 2023.
  • Daniel Sledge, Herschel F. Thomas, Bai Linh Hoang, and George Mohler. “Impact of Medicaid, Race/Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice Referral on Opioid Use Disorder Treatment,” Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, December, 2022.
  • Daniel Sledge and George Mohler. “Eliminating Malaria in the American South,” in Public Health Then and Now: Landmark Papers from AJPH, Theodore Brown and Alfredo Morabia, editors, American Public Health Association, 2022.
  • Bai Linh Hoang and Daniel Sledge. “The Association Between Medication for Opioid Use Disorder and Employment Outcomes in the U.S.: The Relevance of Race and Ethnicity,” Drug and Alcohol Dependence, September 2022.
  • Daniel Sledge. “The Challenges of Public Health Leadership,” Review of David Satcher’s “My Quest for Health Equity,” American Journal of Public Health, February 2022.
  • Daniel Sledge and Herschel F. Thomas. “Public Perceptions of the Role of Government and Non-State Actors in Responding to COVID-19,” Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, March 2021.
  • George Mohler, Martin B. Short, Frederic Schoenberg, and Daniel Sledge. “Analyzing the Impact of Public Policy on COVID-19 Transmission: A Case Study of the Role of Model and Dataset Selection Using Data from Indiana,” Statistics and Public Policy, vol 8, no 1, 2021.
  • “Considering the Role of Transparency in Health and Health Care (Review Essay),” Hastings Center Report, September-October 2020.
  • Andrea Bertozzi, Elisa Franco, George Mohler, Martin B. Short, and Daniel Sledge. “The Challenges of Modeling and Forecasting COVID-19,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), July 2020.
  • George Mohler, Andrea Bertozzi, Jeremy Carter, Martin B. Short, Daniel Sledge, George Tita, Craig Uchida, and Jeffrey Brantingham. “Impact of Social Distancing During COVID-19 Pandemic on Crime in Los Angeles and Indianapolis,” Journal of Criminal Justice, May-June, 2020.
  • Sledge, Daniel. “Review of The Economics of US Health Care Policy,” American Review of Public Administration, April, 2020.
  • Daniel Sledge and Herschel F. Thomas. “From Disaster Response to Community Recovery: Non-Governmental Entities, Government, and Public Health,” American Journal of Public Health, March 2019.
  • Sledge, Daniel. “Linking Public Health and Individual Medicine: The Health Policy Approach of Surgeon General Thomas Parran,” American Journal of Public Health, April 2017.
  • Sledge, Daniel. “Review of Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism, August 2015.
  • Sledge, Daniel. "Malaria," in Science and Politics, (CQ Press), 2014.
  • Daniel Sledge and George Mohler, “Eliminating Malaria in the American South,” American Journal of Public Health, August 2013.
  • Sledge, Daniel. “Review of Creating the Administrative Constitution,” Perspectives on Politics, December 2013.
  • Sledge, Daniel. “War, Tropical Disease, and the Emergence of National Public Health Capacity in the United States,” Studies in American Political Development, Fall 2012.
  • Victoria Farrar-Myers and Daniel Sledge. “The Perfect Storm: Edwards vs. Flores in Texas’s 17th District,” in Riding the Wave (New York: Routledge), 2011; second edition published 2012.