Jason Michel Etchegaray

Jason Michel Etchegaray

Associate Director, Disaster Management & Resilience Program, RAND Homeland Security Research Division; Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist

Jason M. Etchegaray is an associate director of the Disaster Management & Resilience Program, part of the RAND Homeland Security Research Division, and a senior behavioral social scientist at the RAND Corporation. He focuses on researching areas where industrial/organizational psychology intersects with health care, military, and intelligence issues and uses multiple methods – surveys, focus groups, interviews, creation of reporting systems - to address policy-related topics. Etchegaray has examined the competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities) that United States Coast Guard (USCG) cost estimators need as well as co-leading a Department of Defense (DoD)-funded study examining the competencies health care providers need when rehabilitating service members who experienced deployment-related amputations. He co-led a project that identified staffing and training needs as USCG implemented and maintained a new electronic health record. He has assessed organizational culture, context, workflow, and work practices for the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to assessing these variables in a study for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), Etchegaray also led national field trainings for a data collection effort. He has led work assessing the design of training programs and helped determine and translate best practices about "speaking up" from multiple industries to assist the government in breaking down barriers to reporting behaviors of concern across a variety of agencies. He has worked on or led contracts for CMS, DoD, Department of Homeland Security, PAC PMO, and PCORI. He has served as lead of a technical core, co-investigator, and principal investigator on numerous grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  He received his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Houston.


Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology, University of Houston; B.A. in psychology, University of California at San Diego

Selected Work

  • Bandini, J., Rollison, J., Feistel, K., Whitaker, L., Bialas, A., & Etchegaray, J., "Home care aide safety concerns and job challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. ," NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, 2021
  • Bandini, J. I., Rollison, J., & Etchegaray, J., "Journaling among home care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A promising method for qualitative data collection. ," Qualitative Social Work, 2021
  • Ottosen, Madelene J.; Engebretson, Joan C.; Etchegaray, Jason Michel., "Steps in Developing a Patient-Centered Measure of Hospital Design Factors," HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 10(4), 2017
  • Etchegaray, Jason Michel.; Ottosen, Madelene J.; Dancsak, Theresa; Thomas, Eric J., "Barriers to Speaking Up About Patient Safety Concerns," Journal of Patient Safety, 2017
  • Krause, Thomas R.; Bell, Kristen J.; Pronovost, Peter J.; Etchegaray, Jason Michel., "Measurement as a Performance Driver: The Case for a National Measurement System to Improve Patient Safety," Journal of Patient Safety, 2017
  • Martinez, William.; Lehmann, Lisa Soleymani.; Thomas, Eric J.; Etchegaray, Jason Michel.; Shelburne, Julia T.; Hickson, Gerald B.; Brady, Donald W.; Schleyer, Anneliese M.; Best, Jennifer A.; May, Natalie B.; Bell, Sigall K., "Speaking up about traditional and professionalism-related patient safety threats: a national survey of interns and residents," BMJ Quality & Safety, 2017
  • Ottosen, Madelene J.; Sedlock, Emily W.; Aigbe, Aitebureme.; Etchegaray, Jason Michel.; Bell, Sigall K.; Gallagher, Thomas H.; Thomas, Eric J., "Developing the Improving Post-Event Analysis and Communication Together (Impact) Tool to Involve Patients and Families in Post-Event Analysis," Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety
  • Ahluwalia, S. C., Edelen, M. O., Qureshi, N., & Etchegaray, J. M., "Trust in experts, not trust in national leadership, leads to greater uptake of recommended actions during the COVID‐19 pandemic. ," Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, 2021

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