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Daniel Lanford

Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia State University
Chapter Member: Georgia SSN

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About Daniel

Lanford received his PhD from the Department of Sociology at Florida State University. His scholarly interests include health care reform, state politics, and health policy. His research focuses on the relationship between public sentiments and social policy outcomes, specifically the link between attitudes towards race and state Medicaid generosity. Lanford is motivated by the belief that policy has a profound influence on people’s lives, and is committed to making research matter in public debates. A native Georgian, Daniel is excited to work with the Georgia SSN as the chapter looks to grow throughout the state and work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle on issues ranging from public health to education to election administration. Lanford will be based at Georgia State University.


"Implementing Obamacare: The Politics of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act of 2010" (with Jill Quadagno). Sociological Perspectives 59, no. 3 (2016): 619-639.

Examines factors besides party power that help predict Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

"Racial Attitudes and Health Care Policy Opinion: An Anglx-Latinx Contrast" (with Ray Block and Dan Tope). Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (forthcoming).

Looks at racial and ethnic differences in health policy preferences, and assesses the impact of racial priming on different racial-ethnic groups.