Jean Biniek
Health Policy PhD Candidate, Harvard University

Jeannie is a doctoral student in health policy at Harvard University concentrating in economics. She was an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality trainee from 2013 – 2015.

Current Interests

Jeannie is dissertation work focuses on examining the utilization of new medical innovations. In particular, the geographic variation in the use of different types of technologies and the correlation in utilization within groups of providers.


Jeannie holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MA in Applied Economics from The Johns Hopkins University. Prior to entering Harvard, she worked as an economist on the Democratic staff of the Senate Budget Committee, where she advised the Chairman on Medicaid, Affordable Care Act implementation, and tax and economic policy issues. She also has experience working in advocacy and community outreach for a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of underserved communities in southern California. In addition, she has worked as a consultant to companies in the health care industry on transfer pricing matters and intellectual property litigation. During the summer of 2014, she worked as a senior health policy advisor for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where she focused on health reform implementation, particularly policies affecting enrollment and eligibility of low-income households in health insurance coverage.