Ben Harder

Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis, U.S. News & World Report

Ben Harder
Ben Harder

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The U.S. News Rankings: Examining Minimally Invasive Surgery
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 • 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
The U.S. News Rankings: Future Role of the Reputation Survey
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 • 8:45 AM–10:00 AM
The U.S. News Rankings: Measuring Systems of Care
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 • 2:30 PM–3:45 PM

Ben Harder oversees U.S. News & World Report’s public reporting program, including Best Hospitals, Best Children’s Hospitals, Best Nursing Homes and Doctor Finder, which profiles more than 850,000 individual physicians. These consumer decision support tools are freely available at As a healthcare journalist, Harder has contributed to the BMJ, JAMA, the Los Angeles Times, Science News, USA Today and the Washington Post.