Jon Christianson, PhD
"In the New World-The Impact of Variation"
Dr. Christianson has substantial experience in conducting large evaluations, particularly projects that combine qualitative and quantitative data analyses, and is an expert at evaluation and analysis at the community systems level. His research specialties include evaluation of treatment processes, competition and competitive health care markets, health insurance and financial incentives in health care. Dr. Christianson’s current research interests include the public reporting of provider performance, employer strategies for purchasing health care, implementation of evidence-based treatment processes in health care organizations and tracking change in health care markets. Professor Christianson is the James A. Hamilton Chair in Health Management, Division of Health Policy and Management, at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. He is Vice Chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Dr. Christianson earned his undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and his MS and PdD at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.