Grant R. Martsolf

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Policy Researcher; Faculty Member, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Ph.D. in health policy and administration, Pennsylvania State University; M.P.H. in international health and development, Tulane University; B.S.E. in health care management, University of Pennsylvania; B.S.N. in pediatric nursing, University of Pennsylvania


Grant Martsolf is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty.

Before coming to RAND, he spent a year as the senior manager of program evaluation at UPMC Health Plan and four years as a graduate research assistant at the Center for Health Care and Policy Research at Pennsylvania State University. Martsolf also has extensive and varied clinical and industry experience. He worked as a registered nurse in Denver and New Orleans, in both adult and pediatric settings. He also worked in a hospital consulting capacity at the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C., and as a research assistant working with the Independent Inquiry Committee into the U.N. Oil for Food program to study the public health effects of sanctions in Iraq.

Martsolf has diverse research interests but has focused primarily on issues related to primary care innovation, quality of care, and the nursing workforce. He has investigated related issues such as care coordination, patient-centered medical homes, quality measurement, consumer engagement, payment reform, and public reporting. Martsolf earned his Ph.D. in health policy and administration from the Pennsylvania State University.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing, Department of Health and Community Systems; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management