Robin C. Meili

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Director, International Programs; Senior Management Systems Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M.B.A., New York University

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Robin Meili is a senior management systems analyst and director of International Programs at the RAND Corporation. Her primary responsibility is globalizing RAND's research portfolio including responsibility for RAND's international centers — Asia, Middle East, Russia and Eurasia, and Global Risk and Security. Her research at RAND has been both domestic and international, primarily in the Middle East. It has focused on the impact of technology in health care delivery and decision support, assessing the organization and financing of health care and behavioral health systems, and organ transplantation. She joined RAND in 1999 and served as the director of business development for RAND Health for nine years and the director of product development and licensing for RAND for ten years where she was responsible for facilitating the commercialization of RAND's intellectual property.

Prior to joining RAND, Meili spent two years in international banking and 18 years in health care administration, including public-sector health system management and policy development, hospital administration, outpatient disease-specific care, and managed care health insurance. She has extensive corporate and field experience in developing and implementing start-up operations, corporate and market planning, budgeting and finance, internal operations, sales and marketing, developing compensation systems, and planning and managing change.

Meili received her B.A. from Colorado College and her M.B.A. in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Previous Positions

Director, National Account Operations, PacifiCare Health Systems

Recent Projects

  • Redesign of the National Hospital Discharge Survey
  • Developing a national health care strategy for Qatar
  • Strengthening laboratory systems in resource-limited settings
  • Electronic medical records: potential benefits, savings, and costs

Selected Publications

Bradley D. Stein et al., "Outpatient Mental Health Utilization Among Commercially Insured Individuals: In- and Out-of-Network Care," Medical Care, 45(2), 2007

Robin C. Meili et al., Redesign of the National Hospital Discharge Survey: Conceptual Framework and Feasibility Study Final Report, RAND Corporation (TR-475), 2007

Richard Hillestad et al., "Can Electronic Medical Record Systems Transform Health Care? Potential Health Benefits, Savings, and Costs," Health Affairs, 24(5), 2005

C. Jason Wang et al., "Functional Characteristics of Commercial Ambulatory Electronic Prescribing Systems: A Field Study," Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2005

R. Meili et al., "Statewide Health Assessment Planning and Evaluation Study-SHAPE," The Shape Study

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Associated Press; Los Angeles Times; Providence Journal