Marian Jarlenski, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management


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

Personal Statement

Marian Jarlenski is Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Jarlenski's work advances knowledge about how health policies may affect the health of women and children, with a particular focus on socially disadvantaged populations in the U.S. She is PI on a research project to investigate how to improve access to and quality of opioid use disorder treatment for pregnant and parenting women (R01DA045675). Dr. Jarlenski is also 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. As a former Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health Scholar, Dr. Jarlenski studied the effects of state policies pertaining to prenatal substance use on access to treatment and birth outcomes. She 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, Magee-Womens Research 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

Katz-UPMC Executive MBA in Healthcare: Insurance and Risk Management


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

Selected Publications

Dr. Jarlenski has authored or co-authored more than 55 peer-reviewed studies published in public health and clinical journals. See a complete list of published work in PubMed


Marian  Jarlenski