Mikhail Zaydman

Assistant Policy Analyst; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Washington Office


Ph.D. candidate in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.S.F.S. in international economics, Georgetown University


Mikhail Zaydman is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. Currently in the dissertation phase of his studies, Zaydman is applying machine learning techniques to social media data to understand popular attitudes toward mental health and mental health treatment. He has previously worked on health care provider modeling and model optimization, econometric analysis of nurse practioner educational standards, and integration of digital technologies into the health care sector.

He has a B.S.F.S. degree in international economics from The Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Before coming to Pardee RAND, Zaydman was a junior professional associate in the global health hub of the World Bank, where he researched demographic transitions, aging populations, and non-communicable diseases.

Honors & Awards

  • Spotlight Award, RAND