Rachel Ross

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Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M.P.H. in maternal and child health, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; B.A. in public health, University of California, Berkeley


Rachel Ross is a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Prior to joining RAND, Ross served as a research assistant at the UCSD Division of Global Public Health, developing surveys and providing project support for studies focused on gender equity and family planning in Southeast Asia. More recently, she worked for the Rutherford Polk McDowell District Health Department in North Carolina, where she conducted a community-based qualitative research project focused on adolescent pregnancy. Ross's principle research interests are in the areas of maternal and child health, adolescent health, and health equity. She is interested in healthcare policy, delivery, and quality issues as well. Currently, Ross assists with a variety of projects at RAND.

Ross received a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health with a concentration in maternal and child health and a certificate in health disparities. She also received a Bachelor of Arts in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.