Health Policy, Politics & Policy

Julianna Pacheco

  • Senior Research Fellow, Health Policy Research Program
  • Senior Research Fellow, Politics and Policy Research Program
  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science


Julianna Pacheco's research explores political behavior, public opinion, state and local politics, and health policy, widely defined (her subfields include youth voter turnout, dynamic state public opinion, policy diffusion, state agenda setting, dynamic policy responsiveness, and anti-smoking legislation). She has published in journal outlets such as The Journal of Politics, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Political Behavior. Pacheco is currently working on a project on attitudes across the American states about the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) funded by the Russell Sage Foundation. 

Research Interests

  • Political behavior
  • Public opinion
  • State and local politics
  • Health policy

Educational Background

  • PhD, Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2010
  • MA, Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2006