Sangeeta C. Ahluwalia

Sangeeta C. Ahluwalia
Associate Research Department Director, Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department; Senior Policy Researcher


Ph.D. in health policy, University of California, Berkeley

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Sangeeta Ahluwalia (she/her) is associate research department director for the Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department and a senior policy researcher at RAND. She is also an adjunct associate professor of health policy at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Ahluwalia conducts research in two areas: 1) improving access and quality of end-of-life care and 2) improving public health emergency preparedness and response. Her end-of-life care research centers on quality measure development, evidence synthesis, and delivery system interventions to enhance advance care planning communication. She is currently project director of a CMS-funded effort to develop patient-reported quality measures for outpatient palliative care, and recently completed an NIH-funded grant to evaluate group visits for advance care planning. Her public health emergency research includes efforts to improve syndromic surveillance and understand individual-level barriers and facilitators to preparedness and response. She is an experienced qualitative researcher and is a fellow of the NIMH/VA Implementation Research Institute. Ahluwalia received her Ph.D. in health policy and M.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley; and her M.P.H from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health