Brandi Leach

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Senior Analyst
Cambridge Office


Ph.D. in sociology, North Carolina State University

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Brandi Leach is an senior analyst at RAND Europe working in the area of innovation, health and science. She uses her project management and research skills to contribute to studies on healthcare policy and evaluation, among other topics. Prior to joining RAND Europe, she worked as a research analyst for the School of Medicine at Duke University in the U.S., where she examined the role of non-physician providers on multidisciplinary teams.

She has professional experience in quantitative and qualitative social science methods including analysis of electronic health records, survey development, literature reviews, and focus group and individual interviews. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from North Carolina State University. 

Recent Projects

  • Understanding pregnancy research needs and priorities in the UK
  • Assessment of electronic health records for infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control
  • Exploring the societal burden of multiple sclerosis

Selected Publications

Brandi Leach, Perri Morgan, Justine Strand de Oliveira, Sharon Hull, Truls Ostbye, Christine Everett, "Primary Care Multidisciplinary Teams in Practice: A Qualitative Study," BMC Family Practice, 18(115), 2017

Perri Morgan, Kristine Himmerick, Brandi Leach, Patricia Dieter, Christine Everett, "Scarcity of Primary Care Positions may Divert Physician Assistants into Specialty Practice," Medical Care Research and Review, 74(1), 2017


  • Hospital worker feeling overwhelmed, photo by Dean Mitchell/Getty Images

    Is Training for NHS Staff to Manage Workplace Violence Effective?

    Going to work should not mean being subjected to physical or verbal assault, but this is the reality faced by thousands of frontline NHS staff. De-escalation training may help staff manage patient violence and aggression, but there is not enough research about what works in specific healthcare contexts.

    Sep 4, 2019 Nursing Times