Racial Equity

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RAND research has addressed racial equity from several angles. Studies have explored such topics as disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system, unequal economic opportunities and barriers to employment for people of color, the achievement gap between minority and nonminority students, and how differences in access to quality health care can affect individual and community health and well-being.

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    Early Insights from the Equity-First Vaccination Initiative

    Dec 20, 2021

    Vaccination rates among communities that identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) continue to lag relative to the total population. To increase vaccine confidence and access for these populations, the Equity-First Vaccination Initiative employs hyper-local, community-led strategies.

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    Racial Equity Policy Research: Q&A Series

    Sep 7, 2021

    In this Q&A series, a diverse group of RAND experts discuss their ongoing research projects and the critical questions they hope to answer.

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    Andrea Prado Tuma

    Behavioral/Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in human development and social policy, Northwestern University; M.A. in human development and social policy, Northwestern University; B.A. in psychology, Vassar College

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    Benjamin Lee Preston

    Director, Community Health and Environmental Policy Program; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in environmental biology, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in biology, College of William & Mary

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    Robert J. Romanelli

    Research Leader
    Education Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine; M.P.H. in epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; B.S. in biology, St. John's University

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    Sameer M. Siddiqi

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in health policy and management, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in biology, University of Houston

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    Alex Sizemore

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education M.Pl. in urban planning, University of Southern California; M.A. in curatorial studies in the public realm, University of Southern California; B.A. in art history, University of California, Berkeley

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    Joshua Snoke

    Statistician
    Education Ph.D. in statistics, Pennsylvania State University; B.S. in mathematics, economics, Wheaton College

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    Kristin Warren

    Associate Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; M.S. in mechanical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in mechanical engineering, Kettering University

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    Jhacova Williams

    Associate Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Louisiana State University; M.S. in economics, Louisiana State University; M.S. in applied mathematics, University of Maryland-College Park; B.S. in mathematics, Xavier University of Louisiana

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    Malcolm V. Williams

    Senior Policy Researcher; Associate Research Department Director, Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department; Professor and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in health policy, Harvard University; M.P.P., Georgetown University