Rodger Madison

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Senior Research Programmer; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.A. in sociology/demography, University of Southern California


Rodger Madison is a senior research programmer at RAND and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has over 20 years' experience working with large administrative databases including CMS claims files, California welfare claims files, and federal personnel records. Madison was the lead programmer and database architect for the claims-based QA Tools (Quality Assessment) and the Urologic Diseases in America (UDA) projects. He has worked with the Medical Expense and Personnel Reporting System (MEPRS), CHAMPUS claims files, and claims files from a number of private insurance companies and HMOs. In addition he is familiar with the Medical Expenditures Panel Study (MEPS), Defense Medical Information System (DMIS), and Defense Eligibility and Enrollment System (DEERS) data.

Madison is a member of the RAND Human Subjects Protection Committee (HSPC), which is RAND's institutional review board. He is also a member of the Privacy Resources Office with primary responsibility for safeguarding data on RAND projects. He has extensive knowledge of security issues related to secure storage and transmission of data and encryption technology. He is a member of the RAND Business Information Security Council, which formulates corporate policy on information security.