Jack A. Meyer holds a joint appointment as Professor of the Practice in the Maryland School of Public Policy and the School of Public Health. He teaches graduate courses on health policy, which include a course on health care quality and safety issues. Meyer is also a principal with Health Management Associates in the Washington, D.C. office, conducting health care research, policy analysis and strategic planning for clients. He also works with grant-making foundations, health industry leaders, and state and federal agencies.

Meyer is the founder and president of the Economic and Social Research Institute, a nonprofit research organization. His research areas include evaluation of new models to reduce the number of uninsured nationwide; analysis of the ingredients of hospital quality and patient safety; research on the cost to states of mental illness; assessment of states' programs to support employer-sponsored health coverage for low-income workers; and review of promising models for improving access to health services for vulnerable populations.