Jean Abraham, PhD
Jean Abraham is the co-principal investigator on a SHARE-funded project researching how the ACA is affecting labor markets and how states could make policy changes to improve job-related outcomes. The project will model various insurance offerings as a function of state policies and other factors.
Dr. Abraham is an associate professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University Of Minnesota School Of Public Health. She is particularly interested in employer and employee decision-making with respect to health insurance, employer wellness program evaluation, and competition in provider and insurance markets. She won the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program’s teaching award three times and the Leonard M. Schuman Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Public Health in 2011.
Additional Professional Roles
For the 2008-2009 academic year, she served as the senior economist on health issues with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C. Abraham received her Ph.D. in public policy analysis and management from Carnegie Mellon University with specialization in the areas of health economics and policy.