I am interested in how population level forces affect the mobilization of organized interests and how they in turn impact public policy. My research focus has recently expanded to include PACs as well as lobbying organizations, and often involves comparisons between state and national level activities. My substantive focus is health policy, specifically some of the reforms undertaken by state governments.
||Lowery, David, Darren Halpin, and Virginia Gray, eds. The Organization Ecology of Interest Communities: Assessment and Agenda. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2015.|
||Gray, Virginia, David Lowery, and Jennifer Benz. Interest Groups and Health Care Reform across the United States. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2013. |
||Lowery, David, Virginia Gray, Jennifer Benz, Mary Deason, Justin Kirkland, and Jennifer Sykes. 2009. "Understanding the Relationship between Health PACs and Health Lobbying in the American States." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 39 (1): 70-94.|
||Baumgartner, Frank, Virginia Gray, and David Lowery. 2009. "Federal Policy Activity and the Mobilization of State Lobbying Organizations." Political Research Quarterly 62 (3): 552-567.|
||Gray, Virginia, David Lowery, James Monogan, and Erik Godwin. 2010. "Incrementing Toward Nowhere: Universal Health Care Coverage in the States." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 40 (1): 82-113.|
Health Policy PRIMARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY