Position title: Senior Evidence Analyst
Jessica is a senior evidence analyst on the Evidence & Policy Analysis team within County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.
Jessica holds dual masters degrees in Public Affairs and Public Health from the University of Wisconsin Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and the School of Medicine and Public Health and a B.A. in Political Science and History. During graduate school she worked as a project assistant with County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and as a research analyst for Wisconsin AHEC and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Prior to graduate school, she was a project manager and implementation specialist at Epic, installing electronic health records at primary care clinics and hospitals throughout the country. Her interests focus on health and social justice, particularly through maternal and child health and alleviation of socioeconomic inequities.
The Evidence & Policy Analysis team’s work includes 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 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program in 2012.