Eric Apaydin

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.Phil. 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 a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. His dissertation consists of a mix of qualitative, quantitative and systematic review work on physician satisfaction and income in the United States.

At RAND he has worked on several systematic reviews within RAND Health and the Evidence Based Practice Center, including those on the unintended consequences of healthcare quality measures and on the effects of various complementary and alternative medicines on psychiatric health conditions. Within RAND's Army Research Division, he has worked on the qualitative components of multiple projects concerning labor force and child care issues for the Army.

Prior to RAND, Apaydin 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.

Selected Publications

Apaydin E, Ruelaz A, Shanman AM, Booth M, Miles JNV, Sorbero ME, and Hempel S, "A Systematic Review of St. John's Wort for Major Depressive Disorder," Systematic Reviews, 5(1):1-25, 2016

Honors & Awards

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