Kirsten Becker

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Director, RAND Survey Research Group; Senior Survey Director
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.S. in international health, Harvard University; B.A. in health and society, Brown University

Overview

Kirsten Becker is director of the Survey Research Group and a senior survey director at the RAND Corporation. She has more than 18 years of data collection experience and has been involved in field research both domestically and internationally. At RAND, she has been involved in planning and coordinating both small and large-scale data collection projects in areas of criminal justice, adolescent drug and alcohol use, teen depression, drug treatment, HIV and hepatitis, homelessness, welfare reform, and women's health. Her expertise lies in design of complex field data collection, longitudinal follow-up studies, and implementation of multi-modal data collection efforts. Becker has worked closely with health, mental health, juvenile justice, schools, and social service agencies to establish cooperation and negotiate data collection in such settings. Becker holds an M.S. in international health from Harvard University.

Recent Projects

  • Emergency Department Patient Experience of Care
  • Early Head Start Follow-up Study Tracking
  • Integrated Collaborative Care for Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care Settings
  • A Social Network Analysis of Racial Disparities in Marital Outcomes
  • Project CHOICE

Selected Publications

Becker, Berry, Perlman, and Orr "Finding the Hard to Reach and Keeping Them Engaged in Research," in Edwards, Johnson, Wolter, and Bates, Hard-to-Survey Populations, Cambridge University Press, 2014

Publications