Marika Booth

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Quantitative Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M.S. in biostatistics, University of California at Los Angeles


Marika Suttorp (M.S. in biostatistics, University of California, Los Angeles) is a Statistical Analyst in the Statistical Research and Consulting Group at the RAND Corporation. Suttorp, who has worked with the Southern California Evidence Based Practice Center (EPC) for twelve years, directs its statistical team. Her past projects include comparing the effectiveness of treatments for low bone density and a meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of the off-label use of atypical antipsychotics. Currently, Suttorp is working on a project analyzing the economic cost of drug use. Suttorp is also a statistical analyst on the RAND Interstitial Cystitis Epidemiology (RICE) study and the casemix adjustment project for adolescent drug treatment.

Recent Projects

  • Health: The Evidence Based Practice Center
  • Economic Cost of Drug Use
  • Adolescent Health Promotion
  • The Epidemiology of Interstitial Cystitis.
  • Public Safety and Justice: High Intensity-Criminal Alien Apprehension and Prosecution (HI-CAAP) Project.

Selected Publications

MacLean CH, Newberry SJ, Mojica WA, Khanna P, Issa AM, Suttorp MJ, Lim YW, Traina SB, Hilton L, Garland R, Morton SC., "Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review," JAMA, 295(4):403-415, 2006

Chodosh J, Morton SC, Mojica W, Maglione M, Suttorp MJ, Hilton L, Rhodes S, Shekelle P, "Meta-Analysis: Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs for Older Adults," Ann Int Med, 143:427-438, 2005

Maggard MA, Shugarman LR, Suttorp M, Maglione M, Sugarman HJ, Livingston EH, Nguyen NT, Li Z, Mojica WA, Hilton LH, Rhodes S, Morton SC, Shekelle PG, "Meta-Analysis: Surgical Treatment of Obesity," Ann Int Med, 142(7):547-559, 2005

Mojica WA, Suttorp MJ, Sherman SE, Morton SC, Roth EA, Maglione MA, Rhodes SL, Shekelle PG, "Smoking-Cessation Interventions by Type of Provider: a Meta-Analysis," Am J Prev Med, 26(5):391-401, 2004

Shekelle PG, Hardy M, Maglione MA, Morton SC, Mojica WA, Suttorp MJ, Rhodes S, Jungvig L, "Efficacy and Safety of Ephedra and Ephedrine for Weight Loss and Athletic Performance: A Meta-analysis," JAMA, 289:1537-1545, 2003

Assendelft WJ, Morton SC, Yu EI, Suttorp MJ, Shekelle PG, "Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Low Back Pain," Ann Int Med, 138(11):871-881, 2003


  • U.S. Immigration and Customs official arrests an undocumented immigrant

    Prior Removal and Recidivism

    President Obama's executive action on immigration includes a new program that targets immigration enforcement at those arrested for more serious offenses and those deemed to be risks to national security. Research shows that unauthorized immigrants who have been previously deported are more likely to be rearrested after jail release, so local public safety interests and federal immigration enforcement priorities may well align around immigrants with a record of prior removal.

    Dec 11, 2014 The RAND Blog