RAND Health Organization
Office of the Director
Director, Jeffrey Wasserman (Monica Dennis)
Associate Director, Paul Koegel (Dolly Dahdal)
Associate Director, Robin Weinick (Liz Cole)
Director of Operations, Wallace Murdoch (Monica Dennis)
Communications Manager, Nishith Bhatt (Ingrid Maples)
Quality Assurance Coordinator, Cathy Sherbourne (Dolly Dahdal)
RAND Health Chairs
Samueli Institute Chair in Policy for Integrative Medicine
Ian Coulter is a senior health policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where he holds the Samueli Institute Chair in Policy for Integrative Medicine. He is also a professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry and a research professor at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Coulter has more than 20 years of experience conducting both qualitative and quantitative research on chiropractic and has authored or coauthored more than 40 articles and two books.
Health Care Quality
Eric Schneider holds the Distinguished Chair in Health Care Quality at the RAND Corporation and serves as director of RAND’s Boston office. He is associate professor in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he practices general internal medicine; at Harvard Medical School; and in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Distinguished Chair in Health Care Services
Robert H. Brook holds the Distinguished Chair in Health Care Services at the RAND Corporation, where he previously served for 19 years as vice president and director of RAND Health. He led the Health and Quality Group on the $80M Health Insurance Experiment and was co-principal investigator on the Health Services Utilization Study. He was the co-principal investigator on the only national study that has investigated, at a clinical level, the impact of diagnosis-related groups on quality and outcome of acute hospital care.
Paul O’Neill Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis
Arthur Kellermann is vice president and director of RAND Health and holds the Paul O’Neill Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis at the RAND Corporation. Before joining RAND, he was a professor of emergency medicine and public health and associate dean for health policy at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta. Kellermann founded Emory’s Department of Emergency Medicine and served as its first chair from 1999 to 2007.
RAND Health research studies are coordinated through three Programs and three Strategic Initiatives. The Programs focus on long-standing core areas of RAND Health's policy research expertise: Economics, Finance, and Organization; Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; and Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement. The Strategic Initiatives focus on policy research in areas that involve important new issues (Global Health; Public Health Systems and Preparedness), or special client relationships.
Economics, Finance, and Organization
Addresses the financing and delivery of health care services, health insurance, cost control, reorganization of health care markets and providers, and distributional issues in health and health care. The program includes COMPARE (Comprehensive Assessment of Reform Efforts), an evidence-based tool to help policymakers, the media, and other interested parties understand and evaluate health policies. COMPARE is powered by a microsimulation model that projects how households and firms would respond to health care policy changes.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Director, Rebecca Collins (Suzanne Benedict)
Measures healthy and unhealthy behaviors, identifies causes of such behaviors, examines the distribution of health behaviors across population subgroups, and designs and evaluates behavioral interventions to improve health.
Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement
Director, Paul Shekelle (Aneesa Motala)
Develops measures of health system performance across multiple dimensions; evaluates the performance of the health system for different population groups, facilities, systems, and health professionals; develops and evaluates the effect of interventions to improve delivery of health care services; and summarizes findings from scientific literature.
Studies health in a global context, including health as foreign policy, health systems development, health care financing, mental health, public health preparedness, infectious diseases, and cost-effective care. The Global Health Initiative is working to expand RAND Health's reach throughout the world.
Public Health Systems and Preparedness
Leader, Jeanne Ringel (Toni Christopher)
Seeks to strengthen the capacity of public health and health care systems to detect, respond to, contain, and recover from large-scale public health events, including disasters, epidemics, and acts of terrorism.