Jennifer Kincheloe, PhD, MPH

Jennifer Kincheloe is a health policy consultant and research scientist with over 20 years experience in health policy research, program evaluation, healthcare administration, and public health practice. She has conducted research commissioned by local, state and national entities including the National Institutes of Health; the Director of the California State Department of Health Services; the Director of the Colorado State Health Care Policy and Financing Administration; the California Assembly Health Committee; the County of Los Angeles; and a US Senator.


Jennifer’s work is principally concerned with improving the health status of vulnerable populations through improved access to and affordability of quality health care and by promoting healthy environments. She has conducted extensive quantitative and qualitative research, and has unique expertise in population health surveys, the Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance (SCHIP) Programs, and medical home. She’s published numerous articles in such journals as Health Affairs, Inquiry, and Health Services Research, and her research has been presented to the US congress, as well as published in policy briefs and reports widely used by policy makers.


Previously, Jennifer was on the research faculty at UCLA, where she spent 11 years at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. She also has extensive experience working with public health departments, not-for-profits, and managed care organizations serving the Medicaid and SCHIP programs. She was a co-founder and Director of the Fatherhood Coalition in Santa Barbara County, a non-profit organization founded to support the development of high-risk young men as citizens, partners, and fathers.


Jennifer received her MPH in Health Care Administration from Loma Linda University and her doctorate in Health Services Research from the University of California, Los Angeles.


In her spare time, Jennifer writes mystery novels.

Contact Jennifer at jenniferkincheloe@kincheloehealth.com