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Beyond Health Care: Prevention, Social Barriers & Population Health Improvement

October 20, 2020 11:00 AM

Understanding Population Health and Its Determinants: Addressing Social Health Care Needs


Dr. Kimberly Jinnett is a principal researcher in health policy and systems research at Genentech and an affiliate faculty member at the UCSF Institute for Health & Aging, both in San Francisco, CA. She has been a health services researcher and medical sociologist for over thirty years at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, RAND, Integrated Benefits Institute and various other organizations. Currently, she supports the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices and policy for system-wide improvement in population health, patient experience and cost reduction. Her research focuses on social determinants of health, individual and systemic factors affecting health access and health equity.

She currently serves on several advisory and editorial review boards across a range of topics including value-based insurance design (Advisory Board Member, The Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, University of Michigan), population health improvement (Board Member, The Health Project and C. Everett Koop National Health Award), workplace mental health (Editorial Board, Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health) and cross-sector collaboration for health improvement (External Advisory Committee, Center for Health, Work & Environment, CDC/NIOSH National Center of Excellence at Colorado School of Public Health).

Dr. Jinnett has a joint PhD in Public Health and Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, an MS in public health and BS in psychobiology, both from UCLA.