Allyson D. Gittens

Allyson D. Gittens
Policy Analyst
Boston Office


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


Allyson Gittens (she/her) is a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on the social determinants of health, health equity, the health care workforce and education equity. Gittens utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methods as well as project management and program evaluation. Prior to joining RAND, Gittens worked on various research projects in the areas of racial and ethnic health disparities and veteran health. She also worked at a Boston-based hospital connecting patients to community resources. In addition, Gittens has experience in the non-profit sector both in the U.S. and abroad. 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.