Jill Yegian


Expertise: Health care delivery, payment innovation and value-based models, health insurance and the uninsured, health care cost and quality, performance measurement, managed care, Medi-Cal.

Experience: Vice President of Public Policy and Strategic Initiatives at Brown & Toland Physicians; Senior Vice President for Programs and Policy at the Integrated Healthcare Association; Co-Director Health Policy and Research at the American Institutes for Research; Director, Research and Evaluation and Director, Health Insurance Markets at the California Health Care Foundation.

Education:University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D. in Health Services and Policy Analysis; Stanford University – B.A. in Human Biology.

Dr. Yegian has held leadership positions in a variety of health care organizations; in each, she has focused on applying expertise in health policy, payment, and delivery to solving problems and pursuing opportunities. Most recently, she served as Vice President for Public Policy and Strategic Initiatives at Brown & Toland Physicians, a large independent practice association in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, Dr. Yegian was Senior Vice President for Programs and Policy at the Integrated Healthcare Association, where she managed a 10-member team of professional staff responsible for a wide array of initiatives related to performance measurement and payment innovation in California’s commercial market and Medi-Cal.

Prior to joining IHA in 2013, she co-directed the American Institutes for Research’s Health Policy and Research Group, a team of over 70 health services research professionals. At AIR, she was responsible for strategic planning for the group and led multiple proposals and projects on topics including the consumer use of quality and cost information for decision-making and health insurance exchanges. Before joining AIR, Dr. Yegian spent 13 years with the California HealthCare Foundation, where she worked to improve the State’s financing and delivery systems for health care. At CHCF, she led the foundation’s efforts to increase coverage among California’s uninsured, and served as its first director of research and evaluation. She has written numerous journal articles and issue briefs, authored a book, and presented widely to research, policy, and industry audiences performance measurement.