Marjorie L. Pearson

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Social Scientist
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in political science, University of California, Los Angeles; M.S. in health services, University of California, Los Angeles


Marjorie Pearson is a social scientist at the RAND Corporation. She has extensive experience in evaluating the implementation of interventions to improve the quality and safety of health care. She has focused extensively on evaluating quality improvement collaboratives, care management, self-management support, practice redesign, and nursing engagement in quality improvement. Pearson earned her Ph.D. in political science and her M.S. in health services from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Research Focus

Selected Publications

Needleman J, Pearson ML, Upenieks VV, Yee T, Wolstein J, Parkerton M, "Engaging Front-Line Staff in Performance Improvement: The American Organization of Nurse Executive's Implementation of Transforming Care at the Bedside," Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 42(2):61-9, 2016

Pearson ML, Needleman J, Beckman R, Han B, "Facilitating Nurses' Engagement in Hospital Quality Improvement: The New Jersey Hospital Association's Implementation of Transforming Care at the Bedside," Journal for Healthcare Quality, 38(6):e64-e75, 2016