Teague Ruder

Teague Ruder
Senior Research Programmer
Off Site Office


M.A. in economics, Penn State University; B.A. in economics and philosophy, SUNY Geneseo


Teague Ruder is a senior research programmer at RAND who works extensively with survey and administrative data on a diverse set of projects focused on Military Health, Medicare, and Medicaid. Recent project include the assessment of VA Choice, describing the mental health utilization of remote servicemembers, estimating the impact of ACA on the Tricare purchase care network, examining the impact of Medicaid reforms in New York State, and describing patterns of post-operative care during Medicare global periods.

Recent Projects

  • Health needs assessment in Washington, D.C.
  • Impact of deployment on military families
  • Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act Assessments
  • Development of a Model for the Valuation of Work Relative Value Units

Selected Publications

Justin Timbie, Peter Hussey, John Adams, Teague Ruder, Ateev Mehrotra, "Impact of socioeconomic adjustment on physicians’ estimated relative cost of care," Medical Care, 51(5), 2013

Carole Gresenz, Kathryn Derose, Teague Ruder, Jose Escarce, "Health care experiences of Hispanics in new and traditional U.S. destinations," Medical Care Research and Review, 69(6), 2012

Anita Chandra, Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Lisa Jaycox, Terri Tanielian, Rachel Burns, Teague Ruder, Bing Han, "Children on the Homefront: The Experience of Children from Military Families," Pediatrics, 125(1), 2010

Laurie Martin, Teague Ruder, Jose Escarce, Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar, Dan Sherman, Mark Elliott, Chloe Bird, Allen Fremont, C. Gasper, Arthur Culbert, Nicole Lurie, "Developing Predictive Models of Health Literacy," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 24(11), 2009

Walid Gellad, Bradley Stein, Teague Ruder, Rochelle Henderson, Sharon Frazee, Ateev Mehrotra, Julie Donohue, "Geographic variation in receipt of psychotherapy in children receiving attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications," JAMA Pediatrica, 168(11), 2014

Honors & Awards

  • Impact Award, RAND Corporation