Dr. Christine Eibner is the principal investigator on a SHARE-funded project that aims to inform state-level policy discussions around whether minimum wage changes could have unintended consequences for workers’ health insurance access and to enable state policymakers to begin thinking about potential solutions
Dr. Eibner is Senior Economist and Associate Director of the Health Services Delivery Systems program at the RAND Corporation. She is director of RAND COMPARE, a project that uses economic modeling to predict how individuals and employers will respond to major health care policy changes. She is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research focuses on health care reform, health economics, health insurance, labor markets, and military health and health care.
Dr. Eibner has led several projects related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including a study for the US Department of Health and Human Services that will assist state Medicaid programs with income counting and federal matching assistance percentage calculations, given changes set forth in the ACA. Eibner has also led projects for the US Department of Labor to assess the implications of the ACA for employers, including the possibility that firms might strategically avoid regulation through mechanisms such as self-insurance.
Additional Professional Roles
Prior to joining RAND, Dr. Eibner completed her post-doctoral work at the Center for Heatlh and Wellbeing at Princeton University and interned at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). She received her doctorate in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.