RAND Summer Institute

RAND Summer Institute 2014 conference host Nicole Maestas with participants

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We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 RAND Summer Institute. Dates for RSI 2020 are July 7-10. We will begin accepting applications for 2020 starting in mid-September.

RAND is pleased to announce the 26th annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI). RSI consists of two annual conferences that address critical issues facing our aging population: The Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists on July 8–9, and the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging conference on July 10–11, 2019.

Participants attend a series of master lectures given by expert clinicians and researchers, drawn from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. These lectures are intended to offer insights into both the science of aging and the interrelationship of health, economic status, and public policy on the aging field.

The conferences are sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Scientists Research, and will convene at the RAND Corporation headquarters in Santa Monica, California.

Qualified Institute applicants must hold a Ph.D. or have completed two years of a Ph.D. program and be actively working on a dissertation. Only applicants working in the field of aging – or actively considering this research field – will be considered.

Videos of Past Events

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    RAND Summer Institute Lecture Series 2018

    Jul 9, 2018

    James Poterba delivered the Richard Suzman Memorial Lecture at the 2018 RAND Summer Institute, speaking on retirement security in today's financial environment. Other presenters included Caleb Finch and Peter D. Adams.

  • Sir Michael Marmot


    RAND Summer Institute Lecture Series 2016

    Jul 12, 2016

    Sir Michael Marmot delivered the Richard Suzman Memorial Lecture at the 2016 RAND Summer Institute, lecturing on health disparities. Watch the full presentations of Sir Michael Marmot, and speaker Ana Maria Cuervo.

  • Daniel McFadden


    RAND Summer Institute Lecture Series 2015

    Jul 8, 2015

    Daniel McFadden gave a feature presentation on the efficacy of consumer-directed healthcare at the 2015 summer lecture series. Watch full presentations from McFadden, and speakers Judith Campisi, Steve Cole, Caleb Finch, and Keith E. Whitfield.

  • Patricia Boyle presenting at the 2014 RAND Summer Institute


    Mini-Medical School 2014

    Jul 7, 2014

    Patricia Boyle was a featured speaker at the 2014 Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists. Watch her full lecture presentation.

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