George Timmins (he/him) is a Ph.D. student in the Community-Partnered Policy and Action stream at Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. He has a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University with a focus on sociomedical sciences and a B.S. in chemistry with a second major in anthropology from the University of Notre Dame. He is passionate about community health care and patient advocacy.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was the oversight chair for the COVID-19 Student Service Corps at Columbia managing, directing and creating over 35 different COVID relief programs spanning telemedicine, food distribution, virtual education support, vaccine education and vaccine distribution. He has also spearheaded multiple community health partnership projects, including a qualitative comparison of non-profit COVID response and a long-term evaluation initiative to support local non-profits in grant application and evaluation efforts broadly. His research interests include inter-institutional and interdisciplinary partnerships, the integration of community and patient expertise in healthcare services, institutions and innovations, and the development of sustainable interventions for efficient and effective care on a local and national scale.