Alumni: Life After Pardee RAND

PRGS Alumni at 2014 Commencement

Photo by Yael Silk

Alumni gather to celebrate Commencement Weekend 2014

Since its inception in 1970, the Pardee RAND Graduate School has graduated more than 300 PhDs. Our alumni have gone on to a wide range of jobs in government, business, non-profit institutions, and academia.

Pardee RAND organizes alumni activities and encourages alumni to let us know of their achievements and whereabouts. This page provides a brief glimpse at some recent events and news.

  • Rep. John Lewis to Speak at Biennial Commencement Weekend

    Jun 18, 2016

    Pardee RAND Graduate School is pleased to announce its biennial Commencement Weekend will be held Thursday, June 16 through Saturday, June 18, featuring a keynote address by the civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis. All alumni are encouraged to attend.

  • Healthcare funding options needed in India

    May 25, 2016

    Providing every citizen access to healthcare is the dream of all governments. Indeed, the sustainable development of every nation depends upon the health of its population. While India can boast of rapid economic development, its unfinished public health agenda is still worrying, writes alum Kenneth Thorpe (cohort '80).

  • Middle School Intervention Program Leads to Long-Term BMI Reduction

    May 23, 2016

    A five-week obesity prevention program helped obese seventh grade students lose weight over a long-term period, according to research by alum Mark Schuster (cohort '91) and RAND colleagues. The average reduction in body mass index two years later when they entered high school translated into about nine pounds lower bodyweight.

  • Want Better Health Coverage? Change Your ZIP Code

    May 23, 2016

    Medicare's reliance on private contractors to run the program exacerbates the nation's health disparities by denying Americans in certain states access to life-saving medical advances, writes alum Kenneth Thorpe (cohort '80).

  • How to Get Americans Moving Again

    May 20, 2016

    In a New York Times commentary, Arthur Brooks (cohort '96) writes, "Mobility is more than just a metaphor for getting ahead. In America, it has been a solution to economic and social barriers."