Margaret D. Whitley

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Senior Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M.P.H. in community health sciences, UCLA; B.A. in social welfare, UC Berkeley


Margaret Whitley is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her research interests include community and preventive health, maternal and child health, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and health issues affecting Latinos in the U.S. She has experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods and has been involved in a variety of health studies at RAND, including an NIH-funded Center of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), the RWJF Culture of Health study, and faith-based health living projects in South and East Los Angeles. Whitley is a doctoral student in public health at the University of California, Irvine, and her dissertation focuses on the occupational determinants of breastfeeding behaviors. She completed an M.P.H. in community health from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and a B.A. in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.