Lopamudra Das

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M.Phil. (Ph.D. candidate) in public policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.H. in health services administration, San Diego State University; B.S. in psychology, University of California at San Diego


Lopamudra Das is a doctoral fellow at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. Her primary interests include health information technology (HIT) including electronic health records, biomedical device integration, and smartphone apps, and issues related to quality improvement, patient safety, and legal impact.

Das specializes in systematic reviews and qualitative research techniques like semi-structured interviewing and content analysis and has worked in diverse research areas within health including mental health, substance abuse, pharmacoeconomics, bioterrorism, and public health.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Research Coordinator, Quality Improvement Resource Center, West LA VHA

Recent Projects

  • Implementation of the Palliative Care National Clinical Template
  • Improving teamlet communication in VA PACT setting
  • Understanding Healthcare Quality Improvement Initiatives in Australia
  • Quality of Cancer Care indicators (ASSIST)

Selected Publications

Maglione, MA, Gidengil C, Das L, Raaen L, Smith A, Chari R, Newberry S, Hempel S, Shanman R, Perry T, Goetz MB, Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization in the United States, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2014

Maglione, MA, Das L, Raaen L, Smith A, Chari R, Newberry S, Shanman RM, Perry T, Goetz B, Gidengil CA, "Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization of US Children: A Systematic Review," Pediatrics, 134(2), 2014

Regina Shih, Jinkook Lee, and Lopamudra Das, Harmonization of cross national studies of Aging to the Health and Retirement Study: Cognition, RAND (WR-861/7), 2012

Shoji Itakura, Lopamudra Das, and Arash Farshid "Gaze processing in non human primates," in Ross Flom & Kang Lee, Gaze following - Its development in infants and children, Lawrence Earlbaum, 2006