In 2020, Jim contributed his national health system model to WPI’s Social Science and Policy Studies Department for use in the Global Health Initiative. He is working with Mike Radzicki and supporting an MQP to document the thousand-equation closed system feedback model and test structural policy choices.
For over 30 years, Jim applied system dynamics methodology in the field of healthcare. Jim has consulted with numerous pharmaceuticals firms on market behaviors, directed economic research for a 10-million member managed care organization (2000-2007), founded the health systems research lab for Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore (2010-2012), advised the Indonesian executive administration on long range health systems capacity planning (2013-2015), and developed a novel community health insurance program with colleagues at University of Strathclyde, London School of Tropical Medicine and icddr,b for Bangladesh (2015-2017).
He and his wife Nancy live seasonally in Farmington, CT and Vero Beach, FL.