Craig Evan Pollack, M.D., M.H.S.

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  • Joint Appointment in Medicine


Internal Medicine

Research Interests

cancer health services research; social network analysis; cancer screening; social determinants of health more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-955-4201 | Fax: 410-367-2185
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-9434
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Dr. Craig Pollack is the Katey Ayers Endowed Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is in internal medicine. 

He received his M.D. and completed his residency at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. He performed a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program. Dr. Pollack also earned an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.H.S. from the University of California at Berkeley. more


  • Joint Appointment in Medicine
  • Joint Appointment in Oncology

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  • MD; University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2004)


  • Internal Medicine; University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2006)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Pollack's research focuses on two main areas. The first investigates social determinants of health, with an emphasis on housing policies. In work funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the National Institutes of Health, he is examining the health effects of housing mobility programs that enable families to move from areas of concentrated poverty. Additional research investigates the impact of mixed-income communities, housing affordability, and place-based initiatives on healthcare use, spending, and outcomes. The second theme focuses on cancer prevention and control, including issues related to health disparities and the role of provider and patient social networks across the cancer continuum.

Selected Publications

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Pollack CE, Green HD, Kennedy DP, Griffin BA, Kennedy-Hendricks A, Burkhauser S, Schwartz H, The impact of public housing on social networks:  a natural experiment. American Journal of Public Health, 2014;104(9):1642-9

Kennedy-Hendricks A, Schwartz H, Thornton RJ, Griffin BA, Green HD, Kennedy DP, Burkhauser S, Pollack CE. Intergenerational social networks and health behaviors among children living in public housing. American Journal of Public Health. 2015;105(11):2291-7

Pollack CE, Weissman GE, Lemke KW, Hussey PS, Weiner JP. Patient Sharing among Physicians and Costs of Care: A Network Analytic Approach to Care Coordination Using Claims Data. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2013;28(3):459-65

Radhakrishnan A, Nowak, SA Parker AM, Visvanathan K, Pollack CE. Provider breast cancer screening recommendations following guideline changes: results of a national survey. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2017; 177(6): 877-8

Pollack CE, Soulos PR, Herrin J, Xu X, Christakis NA, Forman HP, Yu JB, Killelea BK, Wang SY, Gross CP.  The Impact of Social Contagion on Physician Adoption of Advanced Imaging Tests in Breast Cancer.  Journal of National Cancer Institute.  2017; 109(8): djw330

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