Joshua Russell-Fritch, Ph.D. Candidate

Policy Analyst at the Pardee RAND Graduate School,
Policy Researcher in RAND Corporation

Josh Russell-Fritch, is a Policy Research Assistant at the RAND Corporation and a Doctoral Candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His current research focuses on the effect of state substance use reporting policies on maternal and infant health outcomes and postnatal hospitalizations. His dissertation work explores the long-term effects of state opioid policies at the national scale using a novel microsimulation model.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Kansas and a master’s in Economics from Purdue University. He is currently Doctoral Candidate in Policy Analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School with a concentration in Economics and Quantitative Methodologies. He has taught statistics and quantitative methodology courses in the IPPAM Program.