Lawrence Baker is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has an M.Sc. in technology and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.Eng in manufacturing engineering from the University of Cambridge.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, Baker was a consultant engineer at TTP, where he designed medical devices, and an intern science-policy researcher at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). His research has focuses on modeling the impact of public health and criminal justice interventions. His RAND projects include developing RAND’s COVID-19 epidemiological model, identifying novel data sources for syndromic surveillance for mental health, and updating RAND's COMPARE microsimulation model of health insurance markets. For his Ph.D. dissertation, he is working with the L.A. County Office of Diversion and Reentry to evaluate the impact of their Reentry Intensive Case Management Services Program for people leaving jail.