Marjorie L. Pearson

Social Scientist
Off Site Office


Ph.D. in political science, University of California, Los Angeles; M.S. in health services, University of California, Los Angeles


Marjorie L. Pearson is a social scientist at RAND with extensive experience evaluating the implementation of multi-component interventions to improve the quality of healthcare, particularly those focused on care management and chronic care improvement. Her experience includes the evaluation of the implementation of a toolkit and practice coaching intervention to facilitate dissemination of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) in safety net clinics (AHRQ-funded); analysis of the change strategies implemented by clinics and other organizations participating in quality improvement collaboratives to improve chronic care (RWJF-funded); formative evaluation of the implementation of best practices to improve in-hospital care coordination and delivery efficiency around the clock (AHRQ-funded); and an evaluation of the current state of patient self-management support programs (AHRQ-funded). She participated in a collaboration of health care organizations, community organizations, and academic researchers to improve dementia care management in San Diego. She was Co-Principal Investigator of the UCLA/RAND team evaluating the RWJF-funded Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) collaboratives and currently is focused on nurse transition-to-practice program improvement.

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