Jamie Ryan

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


M.P.H. in health policy, Columbia University; B.S. in biopsychology, Tufts University


Jamie Ryan is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research interests span a wide range of substantive policy areas, including health policy, labor economics, immigration, community resiliency, and violence prevention. Her current research includes modeling complex policy issues, investigating precursors to violence, and assessing health care safety net performance.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she was an associate program officer for health care delivery system reform at The Commonwealth Fund in New York, where she conducted research on a variety of topics related to health care delivery system reform, including the impact of the Affordable Care Act on primary care. She 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.P.H. in health policy and management from Columbia University and a B.S. in biopsychology from Tufts University, with a minor in comparative politics.

Recent Projects

  • Estimating the Effects of a Single-Payer Proposal in New York State
  • Effects of Health Care Payment Models on Physician Practice in the United States: Follow-Up Study
  • Puerto Rico Economic & Disaster Recovery
  • RAND Center of Excellence on Health System Performance
  • Targeted Violence Prevention