Dmitry Khodyakov

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Sociologist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Ph.D. in sociology, Rutgers University; M.A. in sociology, Central European University, Warsaw; B.A. in sociology, University of Missouri


Dmitry Khodyakov is a sociologist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the RAND Pardee Graduate School. His research focuses primarily on intervention and program evaluation, partnership development and maintenance, expert elicitation and stakeholder engagement approaches, intra- and inter-organizational collaboration, community-based participatory research, and trust.

As a methodologist, Khodyakov is an expert in qualitative and mixed-methods research, case study approaches, and methods of expert elicitation. His evaluation experiences range from evaluating worksite wellness programs and state health care worker influenza vaccination requirements to network-based approaches to intervention dissemination and the impact of community-academic partnered approaches on quality improvement intervention implementation and outcomes. Khodyakov is the principal investigator of a study funded by the National Institutes of Health that explores research ethics in academic-community partnered projects. He is also a co-developer of the ExpertLens system and methodology of eliciting opinions from large, distributed, and diverse groups of stakeholders.

Khodyakov is the recipient of major national and international awards, including the 2011 New Investigator Award from the National Institute of Mental Health and the 2006 Award for Junior Sociologists from the International Sociological Association. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Rutgers University.

Pardee RAND Graduate School Courses

Recent Projects

  • ExpertLens: A new online approach to expert elicitation
  • Ethics in partnered research projects
  • Evaluation of the impact of a 2006 law requiring that California hospital employees be vaccinated for influenza
  • Evaluation of the Community Partners in Care, a community-academic partnered QI intervention intended to improve depression care in two underserved communities in two Los Angeles
  • Assessment of the impact of workplace health and wellness programs

Selected Publications

Khodyakov, Dmitry, Mienah Sharif, Elizabeth Dixon, Peter Mendel, Bowen Chung, Barbara Linski, and Janis Bush Jones, "An Implementation Evaluation of the Community Engagement and Planning Intervention in the CPIC Depression Care Improvement Trial," Community Mental Health Journal (forthcoming)

Khodyakov, Dmitry, Susan Stockdale, Felica Jones, Elizabeth Ohito, Andrea Jones, Elizabeth Lizaola, and Joeseph Mango, "An Exploration of the Effect of Community Engagement in Research on Perceived Outcomes of Partnered Mental Health Services Projects," Society and Mental Health, 1(3):185-199, 2011

Khodyakov, Dmitry, Susanne Hempel, Lisa Rubenstein, Paul Shekelle, Robbie Foy, Susanne Salem-Schatz, Sean O'Neill, Margie Danz, and Siddhartha Dalal, "Conducting Online Expert Panels: A Feasibility and Experimental Replicability Study," BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11:174, 2011

Dalal, Siddhartha, Dmitry Khodyakov, Ramesh Srinivasan, Susan Straus, and John Adams, "ExpertLens: A System for Eliciting Opinions from a Large Pool of Non-Collocated Experts with Diverse Knowledge," Technology Forecasting and Social Change, 78(8):1426-1444, 2011

Khodyakov, Dmitry and Deborah Carr, "The Impact of Late-Life Parental Death on Adult Sibling Relationships: Do Advance Directives Help or Hurt?" Research on Aging, 31(5):495-519, 2009

Carr, Deborah and Dmitry Khodyakov, "Health Care Proxies in Later Life: Who Do We Choose and Why?" Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 48(2):180-194, 2007

Khodyakov, Dmitry, "The Complexity of Trust-Control Relationships in Creative Organizations: Insights from a Qualitative Analysis of a Conductorless Orchestra," Social Forces, 86(1):1-22, 2007

Khodyakov, Dmitry, "Trust as a Process: A Three-Dimensional Approach," Sociology, 41(1):115-132, 2007

Honors & Awards

  • 2011 New Investigator Award, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Winner of the 4th Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists (3rd Place), International Sociological Association
  • Anne Foner Dissertation Prize for the most outstanding dissertation, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University


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    Are County Masking Requirements the Future of Influenza Prevention?

    If it doesn't seem that state laws as currently written can help increase the number of health care workers vaccinated against influenza, then what can? There is evidence that imposing consequences for vaccination refusal, including the requirement to wear a surgical mask, can help.

    Nov 20, 2013 The RAND Blog