Eric C. Schneider is senior scientist, RAND Distinguished Chair in Health Care Quality, and director of RAND's Boston office. He is an associate professor in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women's Hospital where he practices general internal medicine, at Harvard Medical School, and in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.
Schneider's research addresses the quality of health care with a focus on the specification, use, and impact of performance measurement and reporting in health care. He has published widely on the development and evaluation of performance measures and the uses of performance data in health care. His current research focuses on the use of performance measures to evaluate expansion of Medicaid insurance coverage, implementation of the patient-centered medical home, and other innovative models of health care delivery.
Schneider is chair of the Panel of Experts advising the AHRQ-sponsored National Quality Measures Clearinghouse and National Guidelines Clearinghouse, co-chair of the Committee for Performance Measurement of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, methodologist on the Executive Committee of the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement of the AMA, and member of the Advisory Board of the Stoeckle Center for Innovation in Primary Care. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and past chair of its Performance Measurement Committee. He received his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco.