Jamie Ryan

Jamie Ryan
Postdoctoral Assistant Policy Researcher
Washington Office


Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.H. in health policy, Columbia University; B.S. in biopsychology, Tufts University


Jamie Ryan (they/he) is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. graduate from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Ryan's research interests span a wide range of substantive policy areas, including health policy, immigration, violence prevention, and counter-extremism. Ryan has published work on modeling a proposed single-payer health plan in New York State, assessing primary and specialty care integration in safety-net clinics, developing disaster recovery options for Puerto Rico's education and health sectors, investigating precursors to mass violence, and investigating identity-based online violent extremism. Their current research includes modeling complex immigration policy issues, identifying and addressing barriers to implementing multi-state all-payer medical claims databases, and providing analytic support to ICE.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, Ryan was an associate program officer for health care delivery system reform at The Commonwealth Fund in New York, conducting research on a variety of topics, including the impact of the Affordable Care Act on primary care. Ryan led the analysis of several surveys of high-need patients, primary care providers, and community health centers, which included contributing to survey design, data cleaning and analysis, and report writing. They also coordinated the proposal and grants management process for the health care delivery system reform program.

Ryan has Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, an M.P.H. in health policy and management from Columbia University, and a B.S. in biopsychology with a minor in political science from Tufts University.

Recent Projects

  • Targeted Violence Prevention
  • Understanding White Supremacist and Identity-Based Violence
  • Understanding Patient-Physician Trust
  • Puerto Rico Economic & Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Modeling the Impacts of a Single-Payer System in New York State

Selected Publications

Williams, Heather J., Alexandra T. Evans, Jamie Ryan, Erik E. Mueller, and Bryce Downing, The Online Extremist Ecosystem: Its Evolution and a Framework for Separating Extreme from Mainstream, RAND Corporation (PE-A1458-1), 2021

Miller, Laura L., Dmitry Khodyakov, Joachim O. Hero, Lisa Wagner, Coreen Farris, Katie Feistel, Emily Dao, Julia Rollison, Rosemary Li, Jamie Ryan, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Laurie T. Martin, and Amy L. Shearer, Domestic Abuse in the Armed Forces: Improving Prevention and Outreach, RAND Corporation (RR-A1550-1), 2023

O'Hanlon, Claire E., Carrie M. Farmer, Jamie Ryan, and Natalie Ernecoff, Clinical Outcome Assessments and Digital Health Technologies Supporting Clinical Trial Endpoints in Early Parkinson's Disease: Roundtable Proceedings and Roadmap for Research, RAND Corporation (CF-A2550-1), 2023

Chandra, Anita, Terry Marsh, Jaime Madrigano, Molly M. Simmons, Mahshid Abir, Edward W. Chan, Jamie Ryan, Nupur Nanda, Michelle D. Ziegler, and Christopher Nelson, Health and Social Services in Puerto Rico Before and After Hurricane Maria: Predisaster Conditions, Hurricane Damage, and Themes for Recovery, RAND Corporation (RR-2603-DHS), 2020

Ashley M. Kranz, Jamie Ryan, Ammarah Mahmud, Claude Messan Setodji, Cheryl L. Damberg, Justin W. Timbie, "Association of Primary and Specialty Care Integration on Physician Communication and Cancer Screening in Safety-Net Clinics," Preventing Chronic Disease, 17(October 20), 2020

Friedberg, Mark W., Peggy G. Chen, Molly M. Simmons, Tisamarie B. Sherry, Peter Mendel, Laura Raaen, Jamie Ryan, Patrick Orr, Carol Vargo, Lindsey Carlasare, Christopher Botts, and Kathleen Blake, Effects of Health Care Payment Models on Physician Practice in the United States: Follow-Up Study, RAND Corporation (RR-2667-AMA), 2018

Liu, Jodi L., Chapin White, Sarah A. Nowak, Asa Wilks, Jamie Ryan, and Christine Eibner, An Assessment of the New York Health Act: A Single-Payer Option for New York State, RAND Corporation (RR-2424-NYSHF), 2018

Dana Sarnak, Jamie Ryan, Arnav Shah "International Perspectives," in TP Daaleman, MR Helton eds., Chronic Illness Care: Principles and Practice, Springer Publishing, 2018

Honors & Awards

  • James Q. Wilson Dissertation Fellowship, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Lovelace Dissertation Award, JL Foundation via Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Spotlight Award, RAND Corporation