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    RAND Remote Series: Advancing Racial Equity Policy

    In this video conversation, RAND's Anita Chandra and Benjamin Preston discuss RAND's efforts to address the challenges of racial equity from a variety of angles—and options for converting research into action.

    Oct 6, 2020

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    RAND Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy

    RAND has launched a new research center dedicated to racial equity. The center supports a portfolio of innovative, high-impact racial equity research and analysis, creates a clearinghouse to help coordinate related efforts, and collaborates with organizations dedicated to advancing racial equity.

    Aug 25, 2020

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    Improving Healthy Offerings by Food Trucks Is Possible, but Regulation May Be Needed to Sustain Efforts

    Convincing low-cost lunch truck operators and their customers to embrace healthier food is possible. But regulation of menus and better marketing may be needed to make long-lasting changes.

    Jan 23, 2017

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    Vicente Fox Center and RAND Launch Joint Program to Combat Poverty

    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox and RAND Corporation Executive Vice President Michael Rich signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a joint research program that will study ways to fight poverty and aid vulnerable groups in Mexico and Latin America.

    Aug 2, 2007

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    Kathryn Pitkin Derose

    Senior Policy Researcher; Professor of Health Policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in health services, University of California, Los Angeles; M.P.H. in population and family health, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in comparative area studies-latin america, Duke University

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    Marielena Lara

    Senior Physician Policy Researcher
    Education B.S. in mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.D. in pediatrics, Harvard Medical School/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; M.P.H. in health services management and policy, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Lilian Perez

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in public health, UC San Diego/San Diego State University; M.P.H. in public health, Emory University; B.A. in neuroscience, Wellesley College

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    Claudia Rodriguez

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in applied mathematics for the life and social sciences, Arizona State University; B.S. in mathematics, Arizona State University

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    Etienne Rosas

    Assistant Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in public policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in diplomacy and international relations, American Graduate School in Paris; M.A. in strategic negotiation and international relations, Université Paris-Sud XI - Sceaux; B.A. in finance and international business, University of Texas at Brownsville

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    Vanessa Torres

    Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Adjunct Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education Ph.D. in health services, University of Washington; M.P.H. in health promotion and behavioral science, San Diego State University; B.A. in environment, economics & policy; Spanish literature, University of California - Berkeley