Jennifer Schindel is a Senior Research Associate at the Berkeley Center for Health Technology. Leveraging expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods study design, ethnographic, case study and in-depth interviewing, Dr. Schindel conducts and develops research initiatives aligned with the promotion of efficiency and effectiveness in the use of health care technology. Her research interests are centered on system-wide factors including appropriateness, shared decision-making, insurance benefit design, and payment reform across high-cost service lines such as orthopedics, maternity care, oncology, and cardiology.
Prior to joining BCHT, Dr. Schindel worked across the private, public, and non-profit sectors managing research and consulting projects. She holds a PhD in anthropology in education, with a focus in linguistic anthropology, from Stanford University, and a BA in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley.