Dr. Kimberly Jinnett is the executive vice president of the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) and affiliate faculty at the Institute for Health and Aging (IHA), University of California, San Francisco.
A San Francisco-based independent national organization incorporated in 1995, IBI provides research, full-cost benchmarking, and analysis to improve health and productivity management through the integration of employee benefits. Members include more than 1,000 employers, insurers, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, and others interested in health and productivity issues. Employers constitute more than 90% of IBI’s membership.
IHA is the University of California's first campuswide organized research unit (ORU) devoted to the study of health and aging. Dr. Jinnett’s research centers on understanding how employers and surrounding communities can best engage in efforts that support a high-performing workforce, a healthier economy, and, in turn, more productive communities.
Previously, Dr. Jinnett was a health policy researcher at RAND and at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she conducted studies on the impact of organizational behavior, context, and policies on a range of staff and patient results. Dr. Jinnett received her master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her PhD in sociology and health services organization and policy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.