Margaret Chamberlin

margaret chamberlain
Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.P.Aff. in public affairs, The University of Texas at Austin; M.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian studies, The University of Texas at Austin; B.A. in economics; international affairs, The George Washington University


Margaret Chamberlin is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. She holds a B.A. in economics and international affairs from the George Washington University, as well as a Master of Public Affairs and a M.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Prior to joining RAND, Chamberlin worked as a health economist and special assistant for the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. She has experience in public health preparedness, international public health, and both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

Her research interests include population health and healthcare systems, as well as mental health and substance use coverage and access.

Selected Publications

Margaret Chamberlin, Shira Efron, Melinda Moore, A Simple Approach to Assessing Potential Health Emergency Interventions, The RAND Corporation (PE-148), 2015

Adebola Ajao, Scott V Nystrom, Lisa M Koonin, Anita Patel, David R Howell, Prasith Baccam, Tim Lant, Eileen Malatino, Margaret Chamberlin, Martin I Meltzer, "Assessing the capacity of the U.S. healthcare system to use additional mechanical ventilators during a large-scale public health emergency," Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 9(06):634-641, 2015

Margaret Chamberlin, Adeyemi Okunogbe, Melinda Moore, Mahshid Abir, Intra-Action Report--A Dynamic Tool for Emergency Managers and Policymakers, The RAND Corporation (PE-147), 2015

Honors & Awards

  • Spotlight Award, Pardee RAND Graduate School