Healthcare • Health Policy • Public Health


I research, write, and speak on healthcare, with a focus on issues involving markets, choice, and innovation.

Early in my career I was a healthcare research specialist for a large consulting firm, working on client projects and writing white papers on technology and legislation. I also wrote articles that appeared in such publications as Baseline Magazine, hfm Magazine, KevinMD, ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals, and did media interviews for such outlets as Healthcare Informatics, Health Data Management, FierceHealthIT, Becker's Hospital Review, and elsewhere.

In recent years I've become involved in academia through various forms of research, teaching, and advising. Currently I serve on the capstone faculty in the graduate program in public health at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). I have also served as a teaching assistant for numerous graduate courses at TDI and the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth on health policy, inferential methods, and healthcare management.

Additionally, I enjoy collaborating with organizations and individuals with whom I have shared values and interests. I believe strongly that the best way to bring about a world in which everyone can thrive is to cultivate a free society with free markets, and that advocates of this perspective have an enormous amount of work to do to develop and communicate these ideas clearly and effectively.

If you would like to work together, get in touch.


Research Reports

Darcy Bryan, Jared Rhoads, and Robert Graboyes, "Healthcare Openness and Access Project: Mapping the Frontier for the Next Generation of American Health Care" The Mercatus Center at George Mason University. December 1, 2016.

Julie Bynum, Ellen Meara, Chiang-Hua Chang, and Jared Rhoads, "Our Parents, Ourselves: Healthcare for an Aging Population. A Report of the Dartmouth Atlas Project" The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. February 2016.

Jared Rhoads and Erica Drazen, "Using Tracking Tools to Improve Patient Flow in Hospitals" California Healthcare Foundation. April 2011.

Jared Rhoads and Erica Drazen, "Touchscreen Check-In: Kiosks Speed Hospital Registration" California Healthcare Foundation. March 2009.

Fran Turisco and Jared Rhoads, "Equipped for Efficiency: Improving Nursing Care Through Technology" California Healthcare Foundation. December 2008.

Keith MacDonald, Erica Drazen, and Jared Rhoads, "When I'm 64: How Boomers Will Change Health Care" American Hospital Association. May 2007.

Academic Publications

Braga M., Tyler M., Rhoads J., Cacchio M., Auerbach M., Nishisaki A., Larson R., "The effect of just-in-time simulation training on provider performance and patient outcomes for clinical procedures: a systematic review" BMJ STEL, October 2015

Short Pieces

"Calvin Coolidge's Speech to American Doctors: Praising Medicine and Venerating Reason" Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. May 17, 2017

"Insurance Not Accepted: The Direct Primary Care Model" Benjamin Rush Institute. November 11, 2014

"The Medical Context of Calvin Jr.'s Untimely Death" Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation Blog. July 7, 2014

"New Essay by John David Lewis: 'There is No 'Right' to Healthcare'" The Objective Standard. September 4, 2013

"Cyber-Criminals Target Health Care Information" Baseline Magazine. March 27, 2013

"For True Cybersecurity, Go Beyond the Risk Assessment" Electronic Health Reporter. January 21, 2013

"Security Risk Assessments in Five Steps" Baseline Magazine. May 16, 2012

"Fact-checking Mitt Romney on the Massachusetts individual mandate" The Daily Caller. January 28, 2012

"What we can learn from failures like the CLASS Act" American Thinker. October 20, 2011

"New HIPAA rules won't enhance privacy, but they will burden physicians" KevinMD. September 11, 2011

"Physician Quality Reporting: The Hidden Requirements of Meaningful Use" iHealthBeat. March 10, 2011, with Jane Metzger

"Technology Cornerstones to Support Tomorrow's Healthcare" Health News Digest. March 2010

"Implementing EHRs, What Can the U.S. Learn from Europe" ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals. September 2009, with Fran Turisco

"Personal Health Records: Prospects and Challenges for Health Plans" AHIP Coverage. January-February 2007, with Jane Metzger


Books About Healthcare: Brief Book Reviews and Recommendations from a Secular, Pro-Market Perspective by Jared Rhoads, May 2014 [45 pages]

Health Policy Matters: Brief Commentaries on Issues in U.S. Healthcare, 2005-2012 by Jared Rhoads, December 2012 [79 pages]

Book Reviews

Review of the book Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, by J. Goodman (The Objective Standard) Summer 2013

Review of the book Why ObamaCare is Wrong for America, by Turner, et al. (The Objective Standard) Summer 2011