Sangeeta Ahluwalia is a health services researcher at the RAND Corporation and assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Her research centers on examining access to palliative care services early in the trajectory of chronic illness, particularly the integration of advance care planning in primary care. Her most recent work includes studies of patient-provider communication about end of life care, the use and role of health information technology in supporting communication in the ICU, pain screening approaches in primary care, and the quality of supportive care among patients with metastatic cancer. Her broader research interests include physician behavior, physician communication, quality measurement and improvement, and the role of interest groups in health policy development and implementation. Ahluwalia is currently principal investigator of an NIH-funded study to evaluate the use of group visits for advance care planning in outpatient settings, and another study to synthesize palliative care evidence to inform clinical practice guidelines. Ahluwalia has methodological expertise in evidence synthesis, qualitative research and implementation science, and is a Fellow of the NIMH/VA Implementation Research Institute. She has significant experience with focus group, interview, and expert panel methods, as well as systematic reviews. Ahluwalia received her Ph.D. in health services and policy analysis and M.A. in political science from UC Berkeley, and her M.P.H from UCLA.