Jason Michel Etchegaray

Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist
Off Site Office


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


Jason M. Etchegaray is a senior behavioral social scientist at the RAND Corporation. He focuses on researching areas where industrial/organizational psychology intersects with healthcare, military, and intelligence issues. Etchegaray has used multiple methods – surveys, interviews, creation of reporting systems - to assess patient safety issues including leading the development, implementation, and evaluation of novel reporting systems in healthcare settings to understand systems causes of medical errors and near misses.  He is also leading work that is translating 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 government contracts for CMS, DoD, Department of Homeland Security, and PAC PMO.  He has served as lead of a technical core, Co-I, and PI on numerous grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  He is currently associate editor at BMJ Quality and Safety.  Etchegaray has examined the competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities) that USCG cost estimators need as well as co-leading a DoD-funded study examining the competencies that healthcare providers need when rehabilitating service members who experienced deployment-related amputations. He 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, he also led national field trainings for a data collection effort.  Etchegaray received his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Houston.