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 a combined M.Eng.-B.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 a research assistant at the Center for Biomedical Innovation, where he worked on how evidence generated though pharmaceutical research could better support patient and provider decisions. He also spent a summer as a science policy researcher at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). His research interests include health care systems; health economics; science, technology, and innovation policy; and health care program evaluation.