Robert Vargas is a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University. His primary research interests are in the fields of urban sociology, urban politics, health, and criminology. He is currently completing a book manuscript on how politics and urban governance undermine community- based efforts to prevent gang violence. As a scholar, he is conducting qualitative research on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Chicago. After completing the program, he will assume a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Fall of 2014.
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