The Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) collaborates with a large number of physicians, social scientists, methodologists, and support staff, within and outside of RAND. Core positions are described below.


  • Susanne Hempel EPC Co-Director
  • Paul G. Shekelle EPC Co-Director
  • Kathryn McDonald EPC Associate Director, UCSF-Stanford University

Program Management and Administration

Core Statisticians and Methodologists


  • Jody Larkin EPC Librarian
  • Sachi Yagu EPC Librarian
  • Roberta Shanman EPC Librarian

Medical Editor

Stakeholder Engagement

Associate Editor

Lead Investigators

Core Collaborators