Ani Turner is Co-Director of Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending, where she studies drivers of health spending and the economic impact of investments in social and environmental factors that determine health and life outcomes. Ms. Turner leads the Center’s monthly tracking of national health sector employment, and has decades of experience in health workforce modeling and analysis. Working with government and commercial clients for more than 25 years, she has developed forecasting models and conducted analyses of health care resources, costs, and quality for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, individual states, and health plans. Current foundation-funded research supports improving health for the underserved in Detroit, and making the business case for investments in greater racial equity. Ms. Turner holds a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, summa cum laude, and a Master of Arts in Applied Economics, both from the University of Michigan.
Recent Posts by Ani Turner
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics sheds light on how the health care sector added 2.5 million new jobs over the decade following the recession.
The timing of the acceleration of health sector hiring corresponds to the recent expansion of health insurance coverage, but there has been little direct evidence of a relationship. We use state-level data to show that much of the acceleration in health jobs can be explained by expanded coverage.