Kanaka Shetty

Natural Scientist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


B.S. in biophysics, Yale University; M.D., New York University; M.S. in health services research, Stanford University


Kanaka Shetty is a natural scientist at the RAND Corporation. He is also an affiliate faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and a practicing hospital-based internist. His current research assesses quality measurement programs with a focus on estimating the effect of performance measurement programs on patient outcomes. Shetty has also developed methods for better analyzing medical literature, including methods for detecting adverse drug reactions using publication trends within PubMed. In addition, he has researched methods for improving the efficiency of conducting systematic reviews for the AHRQ-sponsored Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center. Shetty earned his M.D. from New York University and his M.S. in health service research from Stanford University.