Ben Harder

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

Ben Harder is Managing Editor and Director of Health Care Analysis at U.S. News & World Report, which publishes the annual Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Ben oversees how U.S. News uses data to provide decision-support for health care consumers. In addition to overseeing the hospital rankings, he spearheaded the launch of Best Health Insurance Plans in 2012 and the creation of the U.S. News Doctor Finder website in 2013. Prior to joining U.S. News, he was a medical reporter at Science News magazine and contributed to the Los Angeles Times, USA TODAY, the Washington Post and other news outlets.