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Susanne Hempel, PhD

by Jasmine Batchelor

June 4, 2019

Senior Behavioral Scientist,
RAND Corporation

Susanne Hempel is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She is the codirector of the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC), leading contracts for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE), and other federal agencies, and she holds an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) to provide the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) with evidence maps, topic briefs, and topic refinement. She carries out systematic reviews in healthcare research and methodological projects aiming to improve evidence syntheses. She teaches systematic review methodology and applied psychometrics. Prior to joining RAND, she worked at the Center for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD), University of York, in the United Kingdom. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

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