Jeffrey Wasserman, Ph.D.

Former Vice President and Director of RAND Health

Jeffrey Wasserman, Ph.D.,has been a member of the IPPAM faculty since 2005.  Dr. Wasserman spent over 30 years at the RAND Corporation, most recently serving as Vice President and Director of RAND Health. Earlier in his RAND career, he was the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and a Senior Policy Researcher. Dr. Wasserman has over 35 years of experience directing large and complex health services research projects in the areas of public health preparedness, health care financing, veterans health care, health promotion and disease prevention, and global health.  In addition he has developed policy short courses for Congressional staff in Washington, DC. 

He has published over 100 papers and technical reports, as well as co-authored three books (The Costs of Poor Health Habits, Harvard University Press; Tobacco Control Laws: Implementation and Enforcement, RAND; and Combating Teen Smoking: Research and Policy Findings, University of Michigan Press). Dr. Wasserman received his doctorate in public policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School for Policy Studies, where he was a Pew RAND/UCLA Health Policy Fellow. Over the years at RAND, he received recognition for his outstanding mentoring of junior policy researchers.  In addition to IPPAM, Dr. Wasserman has taught public policy and health policy courses at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and the National University of Singapore.