Jacob Wallace is an Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) at the Yale School of Public Health and a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. Professor Wallace is a health economist who conducts rigorous empirical research to inform US health care policy. In his academic research, he has analyzed how managed care tools shape healthcare utilization and outcomes for vulnerable populations, studied the limitations of risk adjustment and highlighted the importance of randomization, and examined how public insurance programs shape health disparities. Professor Wallace has published his research in leading clinical and health policy journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Health Affairs and top economics journals including the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. His research has been widely covered by media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, The New Republic, New York Magazine, Financial Times, NBC, The Nation, and Slate.
Wallace received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College and his PhD from Harvard University, where his research was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He also worked full-time as a Medicaid policymaker for the New York State Department of Health for three years, worked as a data scientist and product manager in silicon valley, and co-founded Young Invincibles, a nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting the voices of young adults in the political process.