About RAND Health Care

RAND researchers Sangeeta Ahluwalia and Sarah MacCarthy participate in a panel for RAND's Summer Associate Program.

RAND researchers Sangeeta Ahluwalia and Sarah MacCarthy participate in a panel for RAND's Summer Associate Program.

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Who We Are

RAND Health Care is a research division of RAND, a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.

Our Capabilities

RAND Health Care possesses broad, deep, and longstanding expertise in health policy areas and key methodologies.

Key policy areas include:

Areas of methodological research and innovation include:

The division also leads initiatives on Mental Health Systems and the Caregiving in the United States.

Our Clients

RAND Health Care helps local, state, and national governments throughout the world identify health system policy challenges, develop and evaluate options to address them, implement needed change, and evaluate their effects. We also conduct research for foundations, nongovernmental organizations, private businesses, professional associations, and community groups. We work collaboratively with clients and research partners to enhance their capabilities and decisionmaking capacity. Support from generous donors allows RAND Health Care to pursue innovative research on issues that reach beyond the boundaries of traditional client funding.

Federal Contract Vehicles

RAND holds a number of contracts that we use to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other U.S. federal government agencies.

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Our Staff


Our Experts

Complex health care policy questions must be tackled from multiple perspectives. We draw on the expertise of our interdisciplinary teams, who integrate their diverse skills to focus on critical health care policy issues. Our staff includes more than 200 experts from more than a dozen disciplines. We attract the best in their professions—physicians, economists, psychologists, mathematicians, organizational analysts, political scientists, psychometricians, medical sociologists, policy analysts, and statisticians.

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RAND Health Care

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RAND Health Care Experts are available to the media on a wide range of topics.

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