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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    How Does Racial Bias Compound Over Time?

    Jul 27, 2022

    Even small amounts of racial bias in education, income, and wealth can compound over time to create significant differences in outcomes. A new tool illustrates how varying degrees of bias can add up to large inequities over lifetimes and generations.

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    Environmental Racism: How Historic Redlining Continues to Affect Communities

    Jun 27, 2022

    Starting in the 1930s, neighborhoods across America were redlined—marked on government maps as too hazardous, as in, too Black or too immigrant, for federal home loans. When zoning officials needed somewhere to put a new factory or freeway, those redlined neighborhoods were like a bullseye that they hit again and again.

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    Anita Chandra

    Vice President and Director, RAND Social and Economic Well-Being; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Dr.P.H. in population and family health sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; M.P.H. in maternal and child health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health; B.A. in child development, Tufts University

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    Julia Doyle

    Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in multidisciplinary gender studies, University of Cambridge; M.Sc. in international relations, London School of Economics and Political Science; B.A. in history and English, Merton College, Oxford

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    Jason Michel Etchegaray

    Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology, University of Houston; B.A. in psychology, University of California at San Diego

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    Priya Gandhi

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in health care policy and management, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in policy and management, Carnegie Mellon University; Certificate in public health, Johns Hopkins University

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    Heather Gomez-Bendaña

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.H. in health promotion and disease prevention, Florida International University; B.S. in biological sciences, Florida State University

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    Devon Hill

    Defense Analyst
    Education MA in security studies, Georgetown University; BA in political science, Frostburg State University

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    Khadesia Howell

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.H. in health policy and management, Florida A&M University; B.A. in Hispanic studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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    Rebecca Ann Lawrence

    Research Assistant
    Education BA in brain & cognitive sciences, public health, University of Rochester

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    Nelson Lim

    Director, Workforce, Development, and Health Program, RAND Project AIR FORCE; Senior Social Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in economics, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Lilian Perez

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Post-doctoral fellowship in cancer prevention, National Cancer Institute; 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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    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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    Malcolm V. Williams

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