Claire E. O'Hanlon

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Associate Policy Researcher
Santa Monica Office

Education

Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.P., University of Chicago; B.S. in engineering, Harvey Mudd College

Overview

Claire E. O'Hanlon (she/her) is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. A health services, economics, and policy researcher with a background in engineering, experienced in applied quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods, her research interests include health care systems and consolidation, aging and the end of life, and emerging health technologies. Her work has been cited in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Hill, congressional testimony, and various health care trade publications and military news sources. 

O'Hanlon was previously a Health Science Specialist at the Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation & Policy at the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, where she was also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research. During her doctoral studies, O'Hanlon worked as an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and served as a student liaison for RAND Health Care. She previously worked in health economics and outcomes modeling at Amgen, University of Chicago Medicine, and Knopp Biosciences, a biotechnology start-up. Prior to her graduate studies, O’Hanlon was a laboratory technician at Duquesne University, where she designed drug delivery agents.

O'Hanlon holds a doctorate in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School, a certificate in health administration and policy from the University of Chicago, and a B.S. in engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

Selected Publications

O’Hanlon C, Lindvall C, Lorenz K, Giannitrapani K, Garrido M, Asch S, Wenger N, Malin J, Dy SM, Canning M, Gamboa R, Walling A, "Measure scan and synthesis of palliative and end-of-life process quality measures for advanced cancer," JCO Oncology Practice, 2020

O’Hanlon CE, "Impacts of health care consolidation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: a qualitative study," Inquiry, 2020

O’Hanlon CE, Kranz AM, DeYoreo M, Mahmud A, Damberg CL, Timbie JW, "Access, quality, and financial performance of rural hospitals following health system affiliation," Health Affairs, 2019

O’Hanlon CE, Whaley C, Freund D, "Medical practice consolidation and physician shared patient network size, strength, and stability," Medical Care, 2019

O'Hanlon CE, "What kills us and what moves us: a comparative discourse analysis of heart disease and breast cancer," Digital Health, 2019

O'Hanlon CE, "What can state regulators and lawmakers do when federal antitrust enforcement fails to prevent health care consolidation?" Health Affairs Blog, 2019

O’Hanlon CE, Walling A, Okeke E, Stevenson S, Wenger N, "A framework to guide economic analysis of advance care planning," Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2018

O’Hanlon C, Huang C, Sloss E, Anhang Price R, Hussey P, Farmer C, Gidengil C, "Comparing VA and non-VA quality of care: a systematic review," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2016

Honors & Awards

  • Delivery System Science Fellow (2018-2019), AcademyHealth
  • "40 for 40" Early Career Research Travel Grant (2018), Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
  • James Q. Wilson Dissertation Fellowship (2016-2018), Pardee RAND Graduate School

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