Kanaka Shetty

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Associate Natural Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office

Education

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

Overview

Kanaka Shetty is an associate natural scientist at the RAND Corporation, a professor 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. He 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.

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