Emmett Keeler, PhD

Nonresident Senior Fellow and Quality Assurance Director, USC Schaeffer Center
Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Emmett Keeler, PhD's Bio

Emmett B. Keeler is a professor in the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an adjunct professor at the UCLA Public Health School, where he has taught cost-effectiveness analysis and decision analysis in medicine and public health for many years.

In 1997, he set up the quality assurance procedures for the RAND Health Program reports, and led the quality assurance office until 2005. He analyzed health outcomes and episodes of spending for the RAND Health Insurance Experiment. He led the multi-site Improving Chronic Illness Care Evaluation and the Management of Childbirth PORT.

His recent work has involved the costs of lung cancer screening and policies to promote cost-lowering new technologies. He was the Academy Health Distinguished Investigator in 2003.

An elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), he has participated in IOM committees on the scientific basis for the polygraph, on incorporating uncertainty into environmental decisions, the economic costs of uninsurance, the use of health measures in regulatory analysis, national health accounts and what to do about geographic variation in healthcare spending.

He earned his PhD in mathematics from Harvard University.

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