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. fellow at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Ryan's research interests span a wide range of substantive policy areas, including health policy, labor economics, immigration, and violence prevention. Ryan has published work on modeling a proposed single-payer health plan in New York State, assessing physicians' behavioral responses to payment reform efforts, and quantifying health behaviors among the nation's active duty and reserve military personnel. Ryan's current research includes modeling complex immigration policy issues, investigating precursors to violence, and evaluating the effects of telemedicine on the doctor-patient relationship.

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 related to health care delivery system reform, including the impact of the Affordable Care Act on primary care. Ryan 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
  • Targeted Violence Prevention