Mark Alan Hanson

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Senior Quantitative Analyst
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in policy, planning and development, University of Southern California; M.P.A. in public affairs, Indiana University; M.S. in environmental science and policy, Indiana University; B.S. in psychobiology and business administration, University of California, Los Angeles


Mark Hanson is a senior quantitative analyst at the RAND Corporation. Also an adjunct associate professor at the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, he has research interests in quality of health care, environmental science and policy, urban and transportation planning, residential energy efficiency, simulation modeling, benefit cost analysis, and spatial analysis. Hanson received his Ph.D. in policy, planning, and development from the University of Southern California.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Associate Professor, adjunct, University of Southern California

Recent Projects

  • Mapping gender differences in cardiovascular disease and diabetes care
  • Outcome measures for quality assessment in Medicare Advantage and Special Needs Plans
  • Mapping health literacy in Missouri
  • Costs and benefits of habitat conservation in Riverside County
  • Traffic congestion in Los Angeles

Honors & Awards

  • Provost's Award, University of Southern California