Jon Christianson
Office Address:
15-225 Phillips-Wangensteen Building
Mailing Address:

420 Delaware St SE
MMC 729 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Jon Christianson, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Division of Health Policy & Management


PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974
MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972
BA, Mathematics and Economics, St. Olaf College, 1968


I have substantial experience in conducting large evaluations, particularly projects that combine qualitative and quantitative data analyses, and am an expert at evaluation and analysis at the community systems level. My research specialties include evaluation of treatment processes, competition and competitive health care markets, health insurance, and financial incentives in health care. My 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. 


Aging, chronic diseases, management & economics, competitive health care markers, health insurance, evidence-based treatment processes in health care, employer strategies for purchasing health care, public reporting, financial incentives.

Professional Associations

  • Vice Chairman, The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)

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