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Jessica Lamb

Partner, New Jersey
Serves entities across the healthcare industry leveraging analytics to improve performance and outcomes

About Jessica

Since joining in 2008, Jessica has served clients across multiple sectors of the healthcare industry, including pharmaceuticals, payers and providers, and healthcare services companies. Her work has primarily been targeted to create healthcare value and leverage analytics to improve performance and outcomes. As the leader of McKinsey’s advanced analytics center of excellence within the Healthcare Systems & Services Practice, she focuses on helping clients leverage advanced analytics techniques, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, to achieve these goals.

Examples of Jessica's recent client work include the following:

  • implementing advanced analytics strategy, organization, and operating-model development for a regional payer looking to strategically leverage advanced capabilities and techniques
  • supporting Medicare conversion improvement for a regional payer looking to leverage advanced analytics to increase its conversion of commercial members to Medicare Advantage as they age into Medicare eligibility
  • leading the value-network strategy and development support for a local payer, to introduce a value network through a go-to-market approach with providers
  • implementing pricing and contracting strategy for a local provider system
  • driving long-term-value strategy, working to develop a sustainable model for a payer to partner with major health systems to bend overall healthcare costs

Before joining McKinsey, Jessica conducted laboratory research in nanoparticle hyperthermia for cancer treatment at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Published work

When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?,” McKinsey & Company, December 2021

Pandemic to endemic: How the world can learn to live with COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

COVID-19: A comparison with other public-health burdens,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?,” McKinsey & Company, August 2021

Applying machine learning to help improve outcomes and identify care needs before ED visits,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

All in the mix: Why US COVID-19 cases rose and fell, and what comes next,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

COVID-19: Saving thousands of lives and trillions in livelihoods,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Preventing future waves of COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Maximizing the ‘value’ in value networks and value-based payment,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019

Hospital networks: Evolution of the configurations on the 2015 exchanges,” McKinsey & Company, April 2015


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Dartmouth College
BA, engineering and economics
BE, biomedical engineering