Mark Sciegaj

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Professor of Health Policy and Administration, Associate Director of the Penn State Smart Spaces Center, and Professor-in-Charge of the Undergraduate Program

Contact Information

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


(fax) 814-863-2905


Ph. D., 1996, Social Policy, Brandeis University
M.P.H., 1990, Public Health, Emory 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

Person-centered and participant-directed long-term services and supports; managed long-term services and supports; policy implementation; program evaluation; and long-term services and support workforce development.

Selected Publications

Sciegaj, M., Mahoney, K., Schwartz, A., Simon-Rusinowitz, L., Selkow, I., Loughlin, D., In Press. An Inventory of Publically Funded Participant-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs in the United States. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.

Mahoney, K., Sciegaj, M., & Mahoney, E. 2014. The future of participant direction in aging services. Generations. 38(2) 85-93.

Hooyman, N., Sciegaj, M., & Dize, V. 2014. Aging Network Workforce Competencies Research Brief. National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Care

Crisp, S., Sciegaj, M., DeLuca, C., & Mahoney, K. 2014. Selected Participant Direction Provisions from Medicaid Managed LTSS Programs and Financial Alignment Demonstrations. Integrated Care Resource Center, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Sciegaj, M., Crisp, S., DeLuca, C., & Mahoney, K. 2013. Participant-Directed Services in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs: A Five State Comparison. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy.

Hooyman, N. R., Mahoney, K., & Sciegaj, M. 2013. Preparing Social Workers With Person-Centered and Participant-Directed Services for the Changing Aging and Disability Network. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 56(7), 573-579.

Doty, P., Mahoney, K., Simon-Rusinowitz, L., Sciegaj, M., Selkow, I., Loughlin, D. 2012. Cash and Counseling’s Role in the Growth of Participant-Directed Services. Generations

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Mark Sciegaj vitae

Strategic Themes

  • Contexts and Social Institutions
  • Health Care Systems