RAND researchers conducted a developmental evaluation of Quality Start Los Angeles, the voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early learning providers in Los Angeles County.
Feb 1, 2021
Mallika Bhandarkar (she/her) is a policy analyst at RAND. Her primary interests include public health, community health, health disparities, and vulnerable populations. Bhandarkar earned her M.P.H. with a concentration in health promotion from Columbia University, and B.A. in anthropology from Boston University. Prior to working at RAND, she worked with First 5 LA-funded home visiting programs for pregnant and new families, providing technical assistance and training for staff, and at UCLA on a variety of public health intervention research projects.