Eric Apaydin

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Assistant Policy Analyst; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.P., University of California, Berkeley; M.S. in biology, University of California, San Diego; B.S. in physiology and neuroscience, University of California, San Diego


Eric Apaydin is fifth year Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. His dissertation consists of a mix of qualitative, quantitative, and systematic review work on the determinants of physician satisfaction in the United States.

At RAND he has worked on several systematic reviews within RAND Health and the Evidence Based Practice Center, including those on the unintended consequences of healthcare quality measures and on the effects of various complementary and alternative medicines on psychiatric health conditions. Within RAND's Army Research Division, he has worked on the qualitative components of multiple projects concerning labor force and child care issues for the Army.

Prior to RAND, Apaydin earned an M.P.P. in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in biology and a B.S. in animal physiology and neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego.

Honors & Awards

  • Anne and James Rothenberg Dissertation Award, Pardee RAND Graduate School