Daniel Waxman

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


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


Daniel Waxman is a natural scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at Pardee RAND Graduate School. Waxman also holds a joint appointment at RAND and UCLA Emergency Medicine. His research focuses on the nexus between clinical medicine and health policy. Waxman has particular expertise in the application of econometric methods to large administrative data sets. He is in active clinical practice, and is board certified in emergency medicine and cardiology. Waxman received his M.D. from the University of Southern California, and his Ph.D. from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Visiting Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCLA

Selected Publications

Waxman DA, Greenburg MD, Ridgely SM, Kellermann AL, Heaton P, "The Effect of Malpractice Reform on Emergency Department Care," The New England Journal of Medicine, 371(16):1518-1525, 2014

Waxman DA, Keeler EB, "Can Quality-Adjusted Life-Years and Subgroups Help Us Decide Whether to Treat 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