Jon Christianson received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is on the faculty of the Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota and has held the James A. Hamilton Chair in Health Policy and Management since 1998. Professor Christianson has authored ten books and over 200 journal articles and book chapters. He has received the Annual Research Award of the National Institute for Health Care Management and chaired AcademyHealth’s annual research meeting.
Professor Christianson’s recent research has focused on measurement and reporting of provider performance, physician payment arrangements, and health care purchasers. He regularly teaches graduate courses on the health care system and on health care purchasers and health insurers.
From 1998-2000, Professor Christianson served on the Institute of Medicine committee that produced the report To Err Is Human. More recently, he was a member of the IOM’s Geographic Adjustment Factors in Medicare Payment Committee and served six years on the IOM’s Board on Health Care Services which oversees all IOM health service projects. He currently is Vice-Chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, which advises Congress on Medicare, and is a member of the advisory board of the Medica Research Institute.