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Jerry Barnes

Senior Consultant

San Diego

Services Expertise:

  • Strategy
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Technology



  • Harvard University Master of Public Health in Health Management
  • University of Southern California Master of Public Administration
  • University of California, Berkeley Bachelor of Arts in Economics

After spending several years building a career in finance and local government, a personal health experience brought me into the world of healthcare as a patient and opened my eyes to the many challenges and opportunities facing our healthcare system. I became convinced that a career in healthcare was my true life’s calling, quit my job, earned a second master’s degree, and joined ECG, a place where I can leverage my professional and personal experience to help lead healthcare forward.

In a healthcare environment that emphasizes controlling costs and improving quality without compromising access, clients value Jerry’s background in financial analysis, data analytics, research, and strategic planning. Jerry has interacted regularly with leaders of organizations across various sectors, including service line leaders, physicians, executives, and city council members. He emphasizes the use of thoughtful data analytics and effective communication to enable organizational learning, decision making, and development.

Before joining ECG, Jerry was a research associate with Harvard Business School, working on a research project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that led to the development of a survey of 1,000 large U.S. companies that will provide insights into public/private partnership opportunities in healthcare. He also worked as a financial analytics intern with Partners HealthCare in the Center for Population Health, where he analyzed the financial and clinical performance of the Partners Medicare ACO and pilot Medicaid ACO programs. Prior to graduate school, Jerry worked as a senior financial analyst with the City of Pasadena, where he was responsible for managing and administering the city’s $1.1 billion capital improvement program budget.