Mark Sciegaj

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Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration; Associate Director of the Penn State Smart Spaces Center

Contact Information

601F Donald H. Ford Buidling
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-2905


M.P.H., 1990, Public Health, Emory University
Ph. D., 1996, Social Policy, Brandeis University
B.A., 1982, Philosophy, Bethany College

Teaching Interests

National health policy, long-term care policy, and multi-cultural issues in health and aging.

Research Interests

Elder autonomy and consumer directed care in community long-term care systems.

Selected Publications

Sciegaj, M., Mahoney, K & Simone, K. (2008) State experiences with implementing the cash and counseling demonstration and evaluation project. The Journal on Aging and Social Policy

Sciegaj, M., Capitman, J., & Kyriacou, C. (2004). Consumer directed community care: Race/ethnicity and individual differences in preferences for control. The Gerontologist 44 (4), 489-499.

Krauss, M., Gulley, S., Sciegaj, M., & Wells, N. (2003). Access to care from specialty medical doctors for children with mental retardation, autism, and other special health care needs. Mental Retardation.

Wallack, S., Sciegaj, M., & Long, L. (2002). Short and intermediate term trends affecting Medicaid policy for persons with disability, chronic illness, and special needs. The Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 12 (4), 236-242.

Sciegaj, M., Garnick, D., Horgan, C., Merrick, E., Golden, D., Urato, M., & Hodgkin, D. (2001). Employee assistance programs in the Fortune 500. The Employee Assistance Quarterly 16, (3), 25-35.

Horgan C., Garnick D., Hodgkin D, Merrick E., Goldin D., & Sciegaj M. (2000). Structuring behavioral health care: Carved out or integrated? Compensation and Benefits Management, 16 (4): 39-46.

Merrick E., Garnick D., Horgan C., Goldin D., Hodgkin D., & Sciegaj M. (1999). Use of performance standards in behavioral health carve-out contracts among Fortune 500 firms. American Journal of Managed Care 5:81-90.

Yee, D., Capitman, J., Leutz, W., & Sciegaj, M. (1999). Resident experiences in assisted living. Journal of Aging and Social Policy 10 (3), 7-26.

Leutz, W., Sciegaj, M., & Capitman, J. (1997). Client centered case management: A survey of state programs. Journal of Case-Management, 6, (1), 18-24.

Capitman, J., & Sciegaj, M. (1995). A contextual approach for understanding individual autonomy in managed community long-term care. The Gerontologist 35, 533-540.

Curriculum Vitae

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Strategic Themes

  • Contexts and Social Institutions
  • Health Care Systems