Jeanne S. Ringel is a senior economist and director of the Population Health Program at the RAND Corporation, a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Southern California.
Ringel is skilled in qualitative and quantitative methods and has substantial experience leading large teams addressing complex problems. She has worked on such topics as public health preparedness, health care delivery, vaccine policy, and traffic safety. Ringel has provided support to the Department of Health and Human Services in developing the National Health Security Strategy and its implementation plan. She has participated in a series of projects for HHS on pandemic influenza, including reviewing the national pandemic influenza preparedness plan and evaluating the federal response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Recently, she worked with the National Vaccine Program Office on the development of the National Adult Immunization Plan and an associated implementation strategy. Ringel helped develop RAND COMPARE, a microsimulation model assessing the effect of health reform on coverage and costs and was part of a team that used the model to estimate the effects of the Affordable Care Act. In addition, she co-led an independent assessment of the resources and capabilities of the Veterans Administration to provide health care. In a series of recent projects, Ringel led a team that developed an online cost effectiveness tool to assist state policymakers in selecting motor vehicle injury prevention interventions.
Ringel earned her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Ringel JS, Schultz D, Mendelsohn J, et al., The National Adult Immunization Plan: Strengthening Adult Immunization through Coordinated Action., RAND (RR-1775-1-APFF), 2017
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/), 0, 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