Susan Giaimo's research and teaching interests comprise comparative politics of advanced industrial societies, comparative public policy, comparative political economy, and health care politics and policy. Dr. Giaimo’s courses and research explore how industrialized democracies are responding to the challenges of globalization and demographic change, and how an understanding of the social determinants of health may inform public policy. Her latest book is Reforming Health Care in the United States, Germany, and South Africa: Comparative Perspectives on Health (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). She has also published journal articles and book chapters on comparative welfare state policies and health care politics. Dr. Giaimo has been panelist on a number of public forums on health policy, including the local PBS program 4th Street Forum and the Milwaukee Press Club.
Dr. Giaimo has taught in the political science department at MIT. She was a post-doctoral fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Program at the University of California at Berkeley.