Max Griswold

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


M.A. in economics, University of Texas at Austin; B.S. in economics, philosophy, math, Ohio State University


Max Griswold is a policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research is focused on health care systems, statistical methods for high-dimensional data, and behavioral risk factors for health, particularly alcohol-use, substance-use, gun violence, and high body-mass index.

Prior to joining RAND, Griswold was a senior research scientist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and was a high school math teacher through Americorps. His work on alcohol use and global health has appeared in numerous academic journals, such as The Lancet and JAMA, and featured in major news outlets. He holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in economics, philosophy, and math from the Ohio State University. 

Selected Publications

Griswold et al., "Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016," The Lancet, 392(10152), 2018