Marian Jarlenski, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management

Associate Director, Center for Women's Health Research and Innovation


A619, 130 De Soto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
R-znvy: znevna.wneyrafxv@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-838-0818

Personal Statement

Dr. Jarlenski's work advances knowledge about how policies may affect the health of women and children, with a particular focus on socially disadvantaged populations in the US. Currently, Dr. Jarlenski leads a multi-disciplinary research group with Dr. Elizabeth Krans to investigate how to improve health outcomes for persons with opioid use disorders in pregnancy. She is Principal Investigator of two research projects: 1) research using real-world data to understand access to and quality of OUD treatment and pregnancy outcomes (R01DA045675), and 2) an implementation-effectiveness trial of a provider-level intervention to improve OUD treatment in pregnancy and subsequent outcomes (R01DA049759). Dr. Jarlenski is a co-investigator on an inter-governmental agreement to provide research support for the Pennsylvania Medicaid program, where she has conducted a range of work focused on maternal and child health. She has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, and her work has been cited by state and national policy-makers. Dr. Jarlenski earned her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, M.P.H. from the Yale School of Public Health, and B.A. from Otterbein College.


Dr. Jarlenski is affiliated with the Health Policy Institute and Center for Women's Health Research and Innovation.


Dr. Jarlenski teaches the following courses in the spring semester:

HPM 2063: The Politics of Health Policy

BQOM 2821: Health Insurance and Risk Management (Katz Executive MBA in Healthcare)


Please contact her for a syllabus if you are interested in enrolling in a course.

Selected Publications

See a complete list of published work in PubMed


Marian  Jarlenski