Research Interests: Comparative health care policy, health care corruption, health care system reforms, Central and Eastern Europe, economic and political development, comparative institutions

Dr. Dagmar Radin (Dasha) is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Mississippi State University. Dr Radin’s areas of specialization include comparative politics, health policy, and democratization of Central and Eastern Europe. She has published her work in the East European Politics and Society, International Political Science Review, Journal of Rural Health, Social Science and Medicine and others. She has also contributed multiple chapters to edited books, written book reviews, and provided presentations for professional conferences.

Dr. Radin holds a master’s and Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Texas where she was awarded the Sam B. McAlister Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in 2006 and served as a Research Assistant, Academic Advisor, and Teaching Fellow within the Department of Political Science. Radin became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Business Administration at Mississippi State in 2006, and joined the faculty as an Associate Professor in 2012. During her time, she has taught various classes on comparative politics and developed several upper-level undergraduate and Ph.D. courses within the department.

In addition to her teaching experience, Radin has remained a Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University since 2010. She is also an Associate of the Rutgers Institute on Anti-Corruption Studies (RIACS). In her current work focuses on public opinion and health care reforms in Croatia, and corruption in new democracies.