Claire O’Hanlon, PhD, MPP
Associate Policy Researcher
RAND Corporation
Santa Monica, CA
Claire O’Hanlon, PhD, MPP

Dr. Claire E. O'Hanlon is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. O’Hanlon is a health services and policy researcher experienced in applied quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Her current work focuses on quality and outcome measurement in health care. Her work has been published in Health Affairs, Medical Care, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Implementation Science, and has been cited in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Hill, congressional testimony, and various health care trade publications and military news sources. O'Hanlon was previously a Health Science Specialist at the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, where she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research. O’Hanlon holds a doctorate in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School, and a B.S. in engineering from Harvey Mudd College. In 2018 she was named a Delivery Systems Science Fellow by AcademyHealth and a “40-for-40” outstanding early career research professional by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.