David Schleifer is Vice President and Director of Research at Public Agenda. By elevating a diversity of voices, forging common ground and improving dialogue and collaboration among leaders and communities, Public Agenda fuels progress on critical issues, including health care, education and civic engagement. David and his colleagues at Public Agenda conducted the first nationally representative survey about how Americans seek and use health care price information, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. David joined Public Agenda in 2013 after conducting research at Columbia University Medical Center. He 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 and the Oregon Social Learning Center. David holds a Bachelor’s 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. His research has been published in academic and nonacademic venues including Health Affairs, the Journal of Urban Health, PLoS One, Social Studies of Science, N+1, Issues in Science and Technology and Technology and Culture.
Mr. Schleifer is a 2018 grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health program, managed by AcademyHealth.