Allen Fremont

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Natural Scientist and Sociologist; Director, RAND Q-DART Project
Santa Monica Office


M.D., Dartmouth Medical School; Ph.D. in sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.A. in social psychophysiology, University of California, Berkeley

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Allen Fremont is a physician and sociologist at the RAND Corporation, with clinical academic appointments at UCLA and the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He helped establish and then lead RAND's involvement in the National Health Plan Collaborative, a novel public–private partnership that included health care plans for more than 87 million Americans. He leads RAND's Q-DART project, which focuses on the development of GIS mapping and decision tools to help health plans and providers more efficiently and effectively target quality improvement interventions. Recent work focuses on supporting regional and community-level pilots to help foster shared action and coordinated community interventions among diverse stakeholders (e.g., health plans, provider groups, public health agencies, state regulators, and nonprofit organizations). Fremont received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles; Attending Physician, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Recent Projects

  • RAND Q-DART Project-Data and Decision Tools to target racial/ethnic disparities and improve quality of care
  • Iindirect approaches to estimating race/ethnicity for quality improvement purposes when self-reported data are unavailable
  • Mapping racial/ethnnic disparities incare
  • Mapping gender dispariites in care
  • California Right Care Initiatiative - Improving quality diabetes and cardiovascular

Selected Publications

Chloe Bird, Peter Conrad, Allen Fremont, Stefan Timmermans (eds.), Handbook of Medical Sociology, SIxth Edition, Vanderbilt University Press, 2010

Nicole Lurie and Allen Fremont, "Building Bridges between Health Care and Public Health," JAMA, 302(1), 2009

Marc Elliott, Allen Fremont, et al., "A New Method for Estimating Racial/Ethnic Disparities where Administrative Records Lack Self-reported Race/Ethnicity.," Health Services Research, 43(5), 2008

Allen Fremont, Sharon Hayes, Rosalie Correa-de-Araujo, "Gender Disparities in Managed Care," Journal of Women's Health Issues, 17(3), 2007

Allen Fremont, et al., "An HIV Quality Improvement Collaborative within the VA: Do Advanced HIT and Shorter Learning Sessions Change the Collaborative Experience?" Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 32(6), 2006

Nicole Lurie, Allen Fremont, et al., "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Care: The Perspectives of Cardiologists," Circulation, 111(10), 2005

Allen Fremont et al., "Use of Indirect Measures of Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status in Managed Care Settings to Identify Disparities in Cardiovascular and Diabetes Care Quality," Health Affairs, 24(2), 2005

Allen Fremont, Paul Cleary, John Ayanian, "Patient-Centered Care Processes and Long-Term Myocardial Infarction Outcomes," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 16(12), 2001

Honors & Awards

  • Presidents Bronze Medal Award, RAND Corporation President, 2011
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, Calif. Office of Managed Health Care, Director, 2010

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: PBS