Daniel Waxman

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Adjunct Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.D., University of Southern California; B.A. in biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz


Daniel Waxman is an adjunct policy analyst at RAND, having received his Ph.D. from the Pardee RAND Graduate School in 2013, and is also a practicing physician. Prior to coming to RAND, he spent several years teaching residents and practicing emergency medicine and cardiology in New York City. He continues to do clinical work and is also currently an advanced fellow in health services research at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center.

Selected Publications

Waxman DA, Keeler EB, "Can Quality-Adjusted Life-Years and Subgroups Help Us Decide Whether to Treate Late-Arriving Stroke Patients With Tissue Plasminogen Activator?" Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2012

Liu H, Waxman DA, Main R, Mattke S, "Utilization of anesthesia services during outpatient endoscopies and colonoscopies and associated spending in 2003-2009," JAMA, 307(11), 2012

Waxman DA, "Worlds Apart," JAMA, 308(12), 2012

Waxman DA, Hecht S, Schappert J, Husk G., "A Model for Troponin I as a Quantitative Predictor of in-Hospital Mortality," Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 48:1755-62, 2006

Husk G, Waxman DA., "Using Data from Hospital Information Systems to Improve Emergency Department Care," Academic Emergency Medicine, 11:1237-1244, 2004

Honors & Awards

  • Top Peer Reviewer, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Outstanding Peer Reviewer, 2007, 2008, 2009, Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology