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
  • Evaluation of the Medicare Care Choices Model
  • 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

Selected Publications

Parast, L., Mathews, M., Tolpadi, A., Elliott, M. N., Flow-Delwiche, E., & Becker, K., "National Testing of the Emergency Department Patient Experience of Care (EDPEC) Discharged to Community (DTC) Survey and Implications for Adjustment in Scoring," Medical Care, 57(1), 2019

Parast, L., Haas, A., Tolpadi, A., Elliott, M. N., Teno, J., Zaslavsky, A. M. & Price, R. A., "Effects of Caregiver and Decedent Characteristics on CAHPS Hospice Survey Scores," Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 56(4), 2018

Sorbero, M. E., Paddock, S. M., Damberg, C. L., Haas, A., Kommareddi, M., Tolpadi, A., Mathews, M., & Elliott, M. N., "Adjusting Medicare Advantage Star Ratings for Socioeconomic Status and Disability," The American Journal of Managed Care, 24(9), 2018

Osilla, K. C., Trail, T. E., Pederson, E. R., Gore, K. L., Tolpadi, A., & Rodriguez, L. M., "Efficacy of a web-based intervention for concerned spouses of service members and veterans with alcohol misuse," Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 44(2), 2017

Osilla, K. C., Pedersen, E. R., Tolpadi, A., Howard, S. S., Phillips, J. L., & Gore, K. L., "The Feasibility of a Web Intervention for Military and Veteran Spouses Concerned About Their Partner’s Alcohol Misuse," The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 45(1), 2018

Collins, R. L., Martino, S. C., Kovalchik, S. A., D'Amico, E. J., Shadel, W. G., Becker, K. M. & Tolpadi, A., "Exposure to Alcohol Advertising and Adolescents’ Drinking Beliefs: Role of Message Interpretation," Health Psychology, 36(9), 2017

Pedersen, E. R., Osilla, K. C., Helmuth, E. D., Tolpadi, A., & Gore, K, "Reaching Concerned Partners of Heavy Drinking Service Members and Veterans through Facebook," Military Behavioral Health, 5(3), 2017

Sapir, E., Tolpadi, A., McHugh, J., Samuels, S. E., Elalfy, E., Spector, M., Shuman, A. G., Malloy, K. M., Prince, M. E., Bradford, C. R., Worden, F. P., 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), 2016