Dr. Helene Jorgensen is an economic consultant. Her areas of research are labor markets, compensation, health care and environmental issues. She is also a senior research associate with the Center for Economic and Policy Research. She has previously served as an advisor to the Census Bureau Advisory Committee on the Decennial Census and chaired the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Labor Research Advisory Subcommittee.
In her most recent book Sick and Tired: How the U.S. Health Care System Fails Its Patients (Polipoint Press, March 2010), Helene explores the real-world economics of the health care system from a patient’s prespective. She has also written for the American Prospect, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Guardian about health care and work. Her recent report on The State of Working New Jersey: The Lost Decade examines the effects of the recession on families.
Helene received her Ph.D. degree in economics from American University. She also holds an M.S. degree from George Mason University in Environmental Science and Policy.
Helene lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and their three adopted mutts, Biscuit, Olive and Riley. She volunteers at the Washington Humane Society training pit bulls.
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