Denis Agniel

Associate Statistician
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in biostatistics, Harvard University; A.M. in biostatistics, Harvard University; M.S. in statistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; B.S. in statistics, Loyola University Chicago; B.A. in philosophy, Loyola University Chicago


Denis Agniel is an associate statistician at the RAND Corporation. He works broadly in health policy, including active research in substance use, HIV, and medical informatics. His methodological interests include longitudinal data, multivariate and mixed outcomes, survival analysis, multiple hypothesis testing, nonparametric and semiparametric statistics, and causal inference. Recent projects include estimating the association between opioid misuse and post-surgical opioid prescriptions and personalizing treatment for adolescents with substance use problems. Agniel received his Ph.D. in biostatistics from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Lecturer of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School