Rouslan I. Karimov

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


M.Phil. in public policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.A. in economics, Princeton University; A.B. in economics, Vassar College


Rouslan Karimov is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. Prior to RAND, he spent more than ten years as a statistics and monitoring specialist at UNICEF.  He has experience with data collection and analysis of immunization, life-saving commodities and water and sanitation indicators.  His projects at RAND run the gamut from global health monitoring and evaluation to working with social media data, lexical analysis of textual information, economic analysis of logistics and procurement, and socioeconomic determinants of health. His dissertation will focus on the causes and effects of visa-free travel policies.

Karimov holds an A.B. in economics from Vassar College and an M.P.A., with a focus on economics, from Princeton University. His research interests include international public health and economic development, universal basic income, culture as a predictor of social outcomes, the spread of misinformation in social networks, and the development and politics in the post-Soviet space.  He is a native Russian speaker.

Recent Projects

  • Evaluation of Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) and Track20
  • Understanding Russian Social Media Influence

Selected Publications

Karimov, Rouslan and L.J. Matthews, "A simulation assessment of methods to infer cultural transmission on dark networks," Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology, 14(1), 2016

Brown David, A. Burton, M. Gacic-Dobo and R. Karimov, "A Comparison of National Immunization Programme Target Population Estimates with Data from an Independent Source and Differences in Computed Coverage Levels for the Third Dose of DTP Containing Vaccine," World Journal of Vaccines, 4, 2014

Brown David, A. Burton, M. Gacic-Dobo and R. Karimov, "A Review of Target Population Estimates and Implied Infant Mortality Rates from National Immunization Programmes During 2000-2010," The Open Public Health Journal, 6, 2013

Burton, Anthony, R. Kowalski, M. Gacic-Dobo, R. Karimov and D. Brown, "A Formal Representation of the WHO and UNICEF Estimates of National Immunization Coverage: A Computational Logic Approach," PLoS ONE, 2012


Russian; French