Eric Apaydin

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Adjunct Policy Researcher
Off Site Office


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 assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. He has worked on several systematic reviews within the Evidence Based Practice Center, including those on the effects of various complementary and alternative medicines on psychiatric health conditions. Apaydin has also worked on the qualitative components of multiple projects concerning labor force and child care issues for the Army.

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. Apaydin received his Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His dissertation consists of a mix of qualitative, quantitative and systematic review work on physician satisfaction, job role and income in the United States.

Selected Publications

Apaydin E, Chen PG, and Friedberg MW, "Differences in physician income by sex in a multi-region survey," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 0, 2018

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), 2016

Honors & Awards

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