Jamie Ryan

Jamie Ryan
Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Washington Office


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/them) is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Their 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, quantifying health-related behaviors of the nation's armed forces, and investigating identity-based violent extremism online. Their current research includes modeling complex immigration policy issues, investigating precursors to mass violence, and exploring the health and economic status of older veterans.

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. They also served as lead analyst on 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.

Ryan has 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 comparative politics 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

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