Jean Abraham
Office Address:
Phillips Wangensteen Building, 15-225
Mailing Address:

420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 729
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Jean Abraham, PhD

Professor and Division Head, Division of Health Policy & Management


PhD, Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001
BA, Economics and Political Science, University of Arizona, 1995


As a health economist, my primary research areas focus on private health insurance, including consumer behavior, plan quality, benefit design innovation, and competition. I served as director of the Master of Healthcare Administration Program from 2016-2022 and currently serve as Head of the Division of Health Policy and Management.


Private health insurance, including employer-based coverage and the individual market; Impact of the Affordable Care Act; employer wellness programs; digital health for chronic disease management

Awards and Recognition

  • Teaching Excellence Award in Health Policy, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, 2024
  • Wegmiller Professor of Healthcare Administration, 2016-2022
  • Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award, 2019
  • Weckwerth Professor in Healthcare Administration Leadership, 2014-2016

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Health Economists
  • International Health Economics Association
  • AcademyHealth
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration

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