Allyson Gittens (she/her) is a policy analyst at RAND. Her research focuses on the social determinants of health, health equity, the health care workforce, teacher workforce and educational equity. Gittens has served as project manager and task lead on a number of complex projects within the health and education space, including an evaluation of equitable administration of the COVID-19 vaccine, a project that delivers a community-tailored intervention to Alaska Native youth at risk for suicide as well as several projects centered around improving teacher well-being. Her research expertise involves qualitative methods and program evaluation. Gittens holds a Master of Health Science degree with a concentration in social factors in health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a B.A. in sociology from Dartmouth College.


M.H.S. in social factors in health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; B.A. in sociology, Dartmouth College

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