Jeanne S. Ringel is director of the Access and Delivery Program, a senior economist at the RAND Corporation, a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Southern California.
Ringel has over 15 years of experience leading contract research teams on a range of public health and health care topics. She is skilled in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and has extensive experience engaging diverse stakeholders. Throughout her career she has provided research, evaluation, strategic planning and technical expertise on numerous topics. On the topic of health care financing and delivery, Ringel recently co-led a project assessing whether the VA healthcare system has the resources and capabilities to provide timely and accessible care to veterans. She co-led a series of projects funded by the VA that modeled differences in treatment costs between the VA's regional networks in an effort to improve the VA's budget allocation methods. The VA adopted the team’s recommendations and updated the method used to risk adjust the regional payments. She has been involved in RAND’s COMPARE initiative. She contributed to the development of the microsimulation model to assess the effect of health reform legislation on insurance coverage and costs. She is currently working on a project to improve timely access reportingin California. Ringel has won several research and teaching awards and has published over 50 peer reviewed publications on a wide range of topics. Ringel earned her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Ringel J., Adelson M., Harris K.M., Khodyakov D., Lurie N., Improving the Impact and Effectiveness of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, RAND (TR-752-NVPO), 2009
Ringel J.S., Wasserman J. "The Public Health System in the Wake of 9/11: Progress Made and Challenges Remaining," in Brian Michael Jenkins and John Paul Godges, The Long Shadow of 9/11 America’s Response to Terrorism, RAND Corporation (MG-1107), 2011
Ringel J., Chandra A., Williams M.V., et al., Enhancing Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Special Needs Populations: A Toolkit for State and Local Planning and Response, RAND (TR-681-DHHS), 2009
Ecola L., Batorsky B., Ringel JS., Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Prioritize Spending on Traffic Safety, RAND (RR-1224), 2015
Kilburn R., Ringel J.S., Nolind R., Coombe A., Smith A., "Emergency Planning Guide for Child-Serving Organizations," Promising Practices Network (http://www.promisingpractices.net/resources/emergencyprep/), 2011
DeRose K., Gresenz C., Ringel J.S., "Understanding Disparities In Health Care Access—And Reducing Them—Through A Focus On Public Health," Health Affairs, 30(10), 2011
Ringel J.S., Eibner C., Girosi F., Cordova A., McGlynn E., "Modeling Health Care Policy Alternatives," Health Services Research, 45(5), 2010