Susan Hosek is an adjunct senior economist at the RAND Corporation. As a member of RAND’s research staff from 1973 to 2014, her research focused on healthcare, other benefits, diversity, and other related issues concerning military personnel. She co-directed major studies of veterans health care (2015) and sexual orientation and military personnel policy (2010). Her research has ranged widely, including issues such as modernizing TRICARE, veterans health care, physical standards for military occupations, disability benefits, sharing of electronic health information, and the organization and management of the military health care system. She served in a number of RAND management positions: Director of the Forces and Resources Policy Center, which conducts military personnel and health research for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and other sponsors; Group Manager for Economics and Statistics; and Co-Director of the Center for Military Health Policy Research. She served as research director of the 2007 President's Commission on Caring for America's Returning Wounded Warriors and was a member of the 2001-2003 President's Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery for Our Nation's Veterans. She taught at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and Carnegie Mellon University. She received her B.A. in economics from Cornell University and her M.A. in economics from Northwestern University.
Carrie Farmer, Susan Hosek, et al., Balancing Supply and Demand for Veterans' Health Care: A Summary of Three RAND Assessments Conducted Under the Veterans Choice Act, RAND (RR-1165/4), 2016 (forthcoming)
Chaitra Hardison, Susan Hosek, Anna Saavedra, Establishing Gender-Neutral Standards for Ground Combat Occupations: A Review of the Military Services’ Methods, RAND Corporation (RR-1340/2), 2016 (forthcoming)
Susan D. Hosek et al., Introducing Value-Based Purchasing into TRICARE Reform, RAND Corporation (PE-195), 2016
Bernard Rostker, Susan Hosek et al., Sexual Orientation and U.S. Military Personnel Policy, RAND Corporation (MG-1056), 2010
President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors, Serve, Support, Simplify, U.S. Government, 2007
Susan D. Hosek and Gary Cecchine, Reorganizing the Military Health System: Should There Be a Joint Command?RAND Corporation (MR-1350-OSD), 2001