Megan K. Beckett is a behavioral/social scientist at the RAND Corporation. Her areas of interest and experience include health disparities, Medicare, vulnerable populations, experiences with health care, and program evaluation. She has methodological experience related to the use of multilevel (mixed) models (to assess if hospitals are ranked differently for HCAHPS for different patient subgroups) and the development of an approach that combines trend estimation and Kalman filtering to improve power in measures from small contracts. She has published in a range of journals, including Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Medical Care Research & Review, Statistics in Medicine, JGIM, Pediatrics, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Ambulatory Pediatrics, AIDS and Behavior, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Journal of Social and Health Behavior. She earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan.
Susan J. Bodilly and Megan Beckett, Making Out-of-School-Time Matter: Evidence for an Action Agenda, RAND Corporation (MG-242), 2005
Beckett MK, Elliott MN, Gaillot S, Haas A, Dembosky JW, Giordano LA, Brown J. (, "Establishing limits for supplemental items on a standardized national survey.," Public Opinion Quarterly, 2016
Beckett, MK, PA Morrison, "Assessing the Need for a New Medical School: A Case Study in Applied Demography," Population Research and Policy Review, 2009
Beckett, MK., Borman, G., Capizzano, J., Parsley, D., Ross, S., Schirm, A., & Taylor, J, "Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement: A practice guide.," U.S. Department of Education, 2009
Beckett MK, Elliott MN, Ritenour D, Giordano LA, Grace CG, Malinoff R, Saliba D., "Adapting VES-13 to Predict Mortality using Responses to the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey," Journal of American Geriatrics Society (forthcoming)
Beckett MK, MN Elliott, DE Kanouse, R Corona, S Martino, D Klein, MA Schuster, "Is the Big Talk after the Fact? Timing of Parent and Child Communication about Sexuality Relative Children’s Sexual Behaviors," Pediatrics
Elliott MN, Beckett MK, Lehrman WG, Cleary PD, Cohea C, Giordano LA, Goldstein E, Damberg C., "Understanding the Role Played by Medicare’s Patient Experience Points System in Hospital Reimbursement.," Health Affairs, 35(9), 2016