RAND Summer Institute

RAND Summer Institute 2014 conference host Nicole Maestas with participants

Photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND

RAND is pleased to announce the 22nd annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI). RSI consists of two annual conferences that address critical issues facing our aging population: The Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists on July 6–7, and the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging conference on July 8–9, 2015.

Participants attend a series of master lectures given by expert clinicians and researchers, drawn from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. These lectures are intended to offer insights into both the science of aging and the interrelationship of health, economic status, and public policy on the aging field.

The conferences are sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Scientists Research, and will convene at the RAND Corporation headquarters in Santa Monica, California.

Qualified Institute applicants must hold a Ph.D. or have completed two years of a Ph.D. program and be actively working on a dissertation. Only applicants working in the field of aging – or actively considering this research field – will be considered.

Note: We are now accepting applications for the 2015 RAND Summer Institute. To apply online, please click on the link below.

Photos and Videos of Past Events

Mini-Medical School — 2014

Patricia Boyle presenting at the 2014 RAND Summer Institute

Patricia Boyle was a featured speaker at the 2014 Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists. A full presentation of her lecture is available on the RAND website.

RSI Photo Gallery2014

RAND Summer Institute 2014 attendees

Participants at the 2014 RAND Summer Institute were able to connect with speakers, NIH program officers, and other fellows through the week of the conferences.

Mini-Medical School — 2008

sinclair presentation

Featured speakers from the 2008 Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists included David Sinclair, Judith Campisi, Caleb Finch, David Bennett, and Steven N. Austad. The full presentations are available in video format on the RAND website.

Demography, Economics, and Epidemiology of Aging — 2008

lee presentation

Featured speakers from the 2008 Demography, Economics, and Epidemiology of Aging conference included Ronald Lee, David Blau, Anamaria Lusardi, David Laibson, James Banks, Ellen Peters, and James P. Smith. The full presentations are available in video format on the RAND Web site.