Bing Han

Statistician; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in statistics, Pennsylvania State University; M.S. in statistics, Pennsylvania State University; M.S.E. in nuclear science and engineering, Tsinghua University; B.E. in engineering physics, Tsinghua University


Bing Han is a statistician at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research interests include large-scale simultaneous inference, nonparametric statistics, causal inference, and longitudinal data. He is an applied statistician working in several policy domains, including public health, education evaluation, and science and technology. Han received his Ph.D. in statistics from Pennsylvania State University.

Recent Projects

  • Effectiveness of Technology Assisted Diffusion for Evidence Based Treatment
  • A Novel Casual Difference-in-differences Method to Study the Medical Home Effects
  • Do Departments of Parks and Recreation Foster or Alleviate Health Disparities
  • A Model Averaging Approach to Causal Inference in Substance Abuse Prevention Research
  • Hierarchical Modeling of Alcohol Treatment Outcomes of Group Therapy

Selected Publications

Han, B.; Yu, H., Friedberg, M., "Evaluating the impact of parent-reported medical home status on children's health care utilization, costs, and quality: a difference-in-differences analysis with causal inference," Health Services Research, 2017 (forthcoming)

Han, B., Cohen, D.A., Derose, P.K., Marsh, T., Williamson, S., Raaen, L., "How much do neighborhood parks contribute to local residents' MVPA in the City of Los Angeles--a meta-analysis," Preventive Medicine, 69:S106-S110, 2014

Han, B., "Conditional Akaike information criterion in Fay-Herriot model," Statistical Methodology, 11:53-67, 2013

Han, B., Dalal, S., "A Bernstein-type estimator for decreasing density with application to p-value adjustment," Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 56:427-437, 2012

Cohen, D., Han, B., Derose, K., Williamson, S., Marsh, T., Rudick, J., McKenzie, T.L., "Neighborhood poverty, park use, and park-based physical activity in a southern California city," Social Science and Medicine, 75(2317):2325, 2012

Dalal, S. & Han, B., "Detection of radioactive material entering national ports: a Bayesian approach to radiation portal data," Annals of Applied Statistics, 4:1256-1271, 2010

Han, B. & Lim, N., "Estimating conditional proportion curves by regression residuals," Statistics in Medicine, 29:1443-1454, 2010