Anagha Alka Tolpadi

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Statistical Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M.S. in biostatistics, University of Michigan; B.A. in statistical science, Cornell University


Anagha Tolpadi is a statistical analyst at the RAND Corporation. She has conducted statistical analyses to address research questions in a variety of health policy areas, such as pay-for-performance, quality of care, and patient satisfaction. She has experience with a variety of statistical methods such as survey data analysis, survival analysis, regression, mixed and longitudinal modeling, and multiple imputation of missing data. She also has experience with survey methodology and assists with writing analytic and results sections of client reports and research papers.

Tolpadi is proficient in many statistical softwares, such as SAS, R, Stata, and IVEware. She received her M.S. in biostatistics from the University of Michigan and her B.A. in statistical science from Cornell University.

Recent Projects

  • Analysis Related to Medicare Advantage and Part D Contract Star Ratings
  • National Implementation of the Hospice Patient Experience of Care Survey
  • National Impact Assessment of Impact on CMS Quality and Efficiency Measures
  • Preparation for National Implementation of the Emergency Department Patient Experience of Care Survey
  • Web Intervention for Concerned Partners to Prevent Service Member Alcohol Abuse

Selected Publications

Sapir E, Tolpadi A, McHugh J, Samuels SE, Elalfy E, Spector M, Shuman AG, Malloy KM, Prince ME, Bradford CR, Worden FP, Schipper M, Eisbruch A., "Skin cancer of the head and neck with gross or microscopic perineural involvement: Patterns of failure," Radiotherapy and Oncology, 120(1):81-86, 2016