Eric Apaydin

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Adjunct Policy Researcher
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Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.P. in public policy, admininstration, and analysis, University of California, Berkeley; M.S. in biology, University of California, San Diego; B.S. in physiology and neuroscience, University of California, San Diego


Eric Apaydin is an adjunct policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. He is also a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Apaydin is primarily interested in healthcare workforce research and systematic reviews. He conducts reviews with both the Southern California Evidence Review Center and the VA Evidence Synthesis Program.

Apaydin received his Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His dissertation consisted of a mix of qualitative, quantitative, and systematic review work on physician satisfaction, job role, and income in the United States. He also earned an M.P.P. in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in biology and a B.S. in animal physiology and neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. 

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

VA Advanced Fellow in Health Services Research and Development

Selected Publications

Apaydin E, Chen PG, and Friedberg MW, "Differences in physician income by gender in a multiregion survey," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33(9), 2018

Apaydin E, Maher AR, Raaen L, Motala A, Baxi S, Shanman R, and Hempel S, "The use of technology in the clinical care of depression: an evidence map," Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 79(5), 2018

Paige NM, Apaydin EA, Goldhaber-Fiebart JD, Mak SS, Miake-Lye IM, Begashaw MM, Severin JM, Shekelle PG, "What is the optimal primary care physician panel size? A systematic review," Annals of Internal Medicine, 173(3), 2020

Apaydin EA, Rose D, Meredith LS, McClean M, Dresselhaus T, and Stockdale SE, "Association between difficulty with VA patient-centered medical home model components and provider emotional exhaustion and intent to remain in practice," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2020 (forthcoming)

Honors & Awards

  • Anne and James Rothenberg Dissertation Award, Pardee RAND Graduate School