About RAND Health Care

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

Our Mission

RAND Health Care promotes healthier societies by improving health care systems in the United States and other countries. We provide health care decisionmakers, practitioners, and the public with actionable, rigorous, objective evidence to support their most complex decisions.

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.


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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Research Areas

Our research portfolio is broad, covering the most important issues in health care policy. Among the key topics we study are:

  • Opioids
  • U.S. health policy
  • Organizing and paying for care
  • Quality of Care
  • Mental Health

We currently have more than 200 research studies underway, funded by federal, state, and local governments; foundations and other non-profits; the private sector; and gifts from individual donors. In all our work, we meet exacting standards of integrity and objectivity, and we disseminate our research findings as widely as possible to benefit the public good.


RAND Health Care is directed by Peter Hussey, Ph.D., a RAND vice president and a leading expert on innovations in health care payment and delivery. Paul Koegel, associate director of RAND Health Care, has expertise in health care systems and community-partnered research. Health Care projects are organized in three programs.

Christine Eibner directs the Payment, Cost, and Coverage Program. This will include work on provider payment; health insurance coverage; health insurance benefits; and competition in health care markets.

Jeanne Ringel directs the Access and Delivery Program. This will include work on access to care; organization and delivery of care, including innovative delivery models such as integrated primary and behavioral health care; health information technology; health care workforce; and disparities in health care use and access.

Carrie Farmer directs Quality Measurement and Improvement. This program includes work on quality measurement (including patient experience); quality improvement; and comparative effectiveness of medical treatments.

For more information about RAND Health Care, see www.rand.org/health-care or contact:

RAND Health Care
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