John Mendeloff

3427 Posvar Hall
Curriculum vitae


  • PhD, Public Policy, University of California, Berkely, 1977
  • MPP, Public Policy, University of California, Berkely, 1974
  • AB, Government, Harvard University, 1968

Teaching and Research Areas

Policy analysis, evaluation, government regulation of health and safety risks, health policy.

Select Publications and Funded Research

  • “Thirty-Five Years of OSHA Enforcement: What Have We Learned?” Annual Meeting of the International Association of Labour Inspectorates. April 2007.
  • “Should We Discuss Harmful Medical Errors to Patients, and if so, How?” 16th Annual Medical Ethics Update, Messer Memorial Lecture. March 2007.
  • With Kilkon Ko and Wayne Gray. “Does Compliance at Establishments Inspected by OSHA Improve Over Time?” Law and Society Association Annual Research Meeting. July 2006.

Consultancies, Public Service, and Awards/Honors

  • U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on evaluation of enforcement policies, analysis of new health and safety standards, and design of data systems.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of policy Analysis and Management.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Harvard Center for Risk Analysis.


Public Program Evaluation

Other Faculty and Academic Administration Positions

  • Director, Center for Health and Safety in the Workplace, RAND Corporation, 2007-Present
  • Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study and Improvement of Regulation, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003-2004
  • Joint Appointments with Graduate School of Public Health and School of Law, University of Pittsburgh, 1993-Present

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260