Lawrence Baker

Lawrence Baker
Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND


M.Sc. in technology and policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.Eng.-M.Eng. in manufacturing engineering, Cambridge University


Lawrence Baker is a Ph.D. candidate at Pardee RAND and an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. He holds master’s degrees in industrial engineering from Cambridge University and in technology and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the impact of health care policy changes using simulation modelling and causal inference. Prior projects include developing RAND’s COVID-19 epidemiological model, implementing changes to Medicaid eligibility in RAND’s COMPARE microsimulation, and creating a supply and demand model to assess the preparedness of the US health care system for novel Alzheimer’s disease therapies.


  • Epidemiology

    Will the United States Declare Freedom from COVID-19 Too Soon?

    RAND analyzed what could happen with COVID-19 deaths in the United States if restrictions all go away on July 4. Fully reopening the economy before Biden's vaccination target was met doubled the average number of COVID-19 deaths between Independence Day and the end of the year.

    May 21, 2021

    The RAND Blog