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About Emmett Keeler

Emmett Keeler (Ph.D. Mathematics, Harvard) is a Senior Mathematician at RAND, a Professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and an adjunct professor at UCLA School of Public Health, teaching cost-effectiveness analysis, population models and decision analysis. He has led many large health projects including the Childbirth Outcomes project, and the Improving Chronic Illness Care Evaluation. In the RAND Health Insurance Experiment, he studied the effects of alternative insurance plans on physiological health, and the costs of episodes of treatment. The episodes results were used to build a micro-simulation model which has been widely used to study spending and insurance choice, and in particular Medical Savings Accounts. He leads the RAND cost-effectiveness resource core of the UCLA Older Americans Independence Center, which provides help in design, measurement and cost/effectiveness issues. He was the 2003 Distinguished Investigator of AcademyHealth and has won the AHSR article of the year award three times. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and has served on several IOM and other NAS committees.


Present Senior Mathematician, RAND Corporation

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