Ask Susan Paddock, Senior Statistician at RAND Corporation, Anything

By Lara Harmon posted 10-02-2017 17:00


The 2017-2018 academic year's off to a great start! Susan Paddock will join us in the Young Professionals discussion group on October 25th. Are you a Bayesian? And/or interested in health policy? (I believe I've talked to at least a few of our student/early career members who are specifically interested in mental health and substance abuse treatment, which Paddock works with.) This might be the AMA for you!

Check out Paddock's full bio:

Susan Paddock, Ph.D., is a Senior Statistician at the RAND Corporation. She is the Past Chair of the ASA Health Policy Statistics Section (HPSS) and will begin her term as Chair-elect for the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science in January. Dr. Paddock is an ASA Fellow and recipient of the 2013 Mid-career Award from HPSS. She received her Ph.D. in statistics from Duke University.

At RAND, Dr. Paddock has led projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and she co-leads a project sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Dr. Paddock was the Head of the RAND Statistics Group for five years. Her statistical research includes Bayesian methods, hierarchical (multilevel) modeling, longitudinal data analysis, and missing data techniques. Her substantive research interests include health services research, substance abuse treatment, mental health, and quality of health care. Dr. Paddock has served on editorial boards for the Annals of Applied Statistics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, and Medical Care. She is currently serving on National Academy of Medicine committee examining the quality of mental health care provided by the Veterans Health Administration to recent veterans.

When: October 25, 12-1 pm EST

Where: The Young Professionals discussion group

At the start of the AMA, Paddock will make her introduction post. To ask a question, just respond to her post! (Questions will be moderated; remember to check our our Code of Conduct before submitting a question.)

Alternatively, submit your question ahead of time using our Contact Us form at

I'm looking forward to seeing questions from both our veteran AMA participants and newcomers! If you have any questions about the AMA, just shoot me an email.

- Lara