Daniel A. Waxman

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Physician Policy Researcher
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M.D., University of Southern California; Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.A. in biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz


Daniel Waxman is a physician policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. A practicing physician, he also holds a joint appointment at UCLA. Waxman's work at RAND has focused on a wide array of topics at the nexus of health policy, acute care medicine, and econometrics. He has particular expertise using Medicare claims to approach clinical and policy questions in novel ways.

In addition to his primary specialty of emergency medicine, Waxman is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a current member of the National Quality Forum's standing committee on cardiovascular measures. Waxman earned his Ph.D. in policy analysis at Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Physician, UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine

Selected Publications

Waxman DA, Kanzaria HK, Schriger DL, "Unrecognized Cardiovascular Emergencies Among Medicare Patients," JAMA, 178(4), 2018

Waxman DA, Min L, Setodji CM, Hanson M, Wenger NS, Ganz DA, "Does Medicare Advantage Enrollment Affect Home Health Care Use?" American Journal of Managed Care, 22(11), 2017

Waxman, DA, Nie X, Wilks A, Ganz DA, Evaluation of an Intervention to Prevent Falls, RAND (RR-1649), 2016

Waxman DA, Greenburg MD, Ridgely SM, Kellermann AL, Heaton P, "The Effect of Malpractice Reform on Emergency Department Care," The New England Journal of Medicine, 371(16), 2014

Waxman DA, Keeler EB, "Can Quality-Adjusted Life-Years and Subgroups Help Us Decide Whether to Treat Late-Arriving Stroke Patients With Tissue Plasminogen Activator?" Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2012

Liu H, Waxman DA, Main R, Mattke S, "Utilization of anesthesia services during outpatient endoscopies and colonoscopies and associated spending in 2003-2009," JAMA, 307(11), 2012

Waxman DA, Hecht S, Schappert J, Husk G., "A Model for Troponin I as a Quantitative Predictor of in-Hospital Mortality," Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 48, 2006

Husk G, Waxman DA., "Using Data from Hospital Information Systems to Improve Emergency Department Care," Academic Emergency Medicine, 11, 2004

Honors & Awards

  • Top Peer Reviewer, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Outstanding Peer Reviewer, 2007, 2008, 2009, Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology