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Jesse Bradford

Leads McKinsey Health Institute’s data and tech team to design, develop, and implement innovative-healthcare payments and delivery models, including value-based care programs and specialized solutions for high-needs populations

Jesse is a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office and leads the analytics team for McKinsey’s Center for Societal Benefit through Healthcare, which he scales globally as part of the McKinsey Health Institute. He works with payers, providers, and health systems to develop analytic and technological solutions to support the design and implementation of innovative payment and care delivery models, provider network design and optimization, and the development of specialized solutions for special-needs populations.

He is committed to driving insight and innovation in historically underresourced areas of healthcare, including mental health, substance use, rural health, maternal health, and social determinants of health.

Published work

COVID-19 and rural communities: Protecting rural lives and health,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

The implications of COVID-19 for vulnerable populations,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

Accounting for the cost of U.S. healthcare: Pre-reform trends and the impact of the recession,” McKinsey & Company, December 2011

Past experience

Cofactor Group



Harvard University
PhD, sociology, comparative social policy
MA, sociology, comparative social policy

Princeton University
BA, history