Jessica Rubenstein, MPA, MPH
UW Population Health Institute
610 Walnut Street, 517 WARF
Madison, WI 53726
Jessica is an evidence analyst on What Works for Health (WWFH), a searchable online database that provides community leaders, coalitions, and others with promising strategies to respond effectively to their health priorities. In WWFH, analysts systematically assess, summarize, and rate evidence for policies and programs that can affect health behaviors, social & economic factors, the physical environment, and clinical care. This research and translation effort was initially developed with funding from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and expanded to support the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program in 2012.
Prior to joining the WWFH project, Jessica worked with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Division of Public Health researching birth practices and culture among the state’s Amish and Mennonite populations. She served as a research analyst for Wisconsin AHEC and the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) on the State Health Care Workforce Development Planning Grant, establishing the current dynamics of the health care workforce. Jessica also worked as a project manager and implementation specialist at Epic, installing electronic health records at primary care clinics and hospitals throughout the country.
Jessica holds dual masters degrees in Public Affairs and Public Health from the University of Wisconsin’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and the School of Medicine and Public Health. Her interests focus on health and social justice, through maternal and child health, access to healthcare, income, and employment policies.