On-the-Job Training (OJT) Projects

  • Enhancing the Climate Resilience of Africa's Infrastructure

    Students Evan Bloom, Min Mao, and Tobi Oluwatola are helping to develop location-specific case studies on the Orange and Volta River Basins in Africa to help improve understanding of how climate change may affect water and energy infrastructure investments across the entire continent.

  • OJT Project Seeks to Quantify Scope, Size, and Impact of Counterfeiting and Piracy

    Violent crimes against individuals make headlines, but other types of criminal activity affect day-to-day life more than people may realize. For his On-the-Job Training, Pardee RAND Student Alessandro Malchiodi (cohort '08) is working with RAND researchers to quantify the scope, size, and impact of counterfeiting and piracy in the European Union.

  • Improving Workplace Safety the Focus of Student's OJT Project

    As part of his On-the-Job Training, Pardee RAND student Christopher McClaren (cohort '05) is working with the RAND Center for Health and Safety in the Workplace to explore ways to improve workplace safety.

  • Honoring the Earth: Students' OJT Project Helps Plan the Future of Louisiana's Coast

    As part of their On-the-Job Training, Pardee RAND Student Christopher Sharon (cohort '07) and David R. Johnson (cohort '08) were members of the RAND team that developed models and the planning tool for Louisiana's 2012 Coastal Master Plan.

  • Students Diaz, Malchiodi, and Outcault Work with Yucatan Project for OJT

    RAND is working with the State of Yucatan, Mexico, to design and evaluate a non-contributory social security program for larger towns. As part of their On-the-Job Training, Pardee RAND students Claudia Diaz (cohort '06), Sarah Outcault (cohort '07), and Alessandro Malchiodi (cohort '08) are working with the RAND Center for Latin American Social Policy on this effort.

  • Student's Research Helps Electronic Health Record Implementation

    Clinical decision support (CDS), which provides both targeted and general information to health care providers using electronic health records, helps to improve health outcomes. Pardee RAND student Amber Smith (cohort '09) and her RAND colleagues developed a process for identifying and prioritizing the most promising targets for CDS.

  • OJT Project Analyzes European Drug Market

    As one of his On-the-Job Training projects, Pardee RAND student Jim Burgdorf (cohort '06) worked with researchers in RAND Europe and the Drug Policy Research Center to analyze the illicit drug market in the European Union.

  • Student Examines Role of Law in Public Health Preparedness

    Most local public health and emergency management professionals rely on what they perceive the legal environment to be rather than on an adequate understanding of the objective legal requirements, according to an article coauthored by student Helen Wu (cohort '07) in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

  • Eliminating Discretionary Use of Anesthesia Providers Could Save $1.1 Billion Annually

    Student Dan Waxman (cohort '10) coauthored a JAMA report that suggests the use of anesthesia providers to monitor sedation during screening colonoscopies and other outpatient gastroenterology procedures more than doubled from 2003 to 2009 in the United States, with most of the increase among low-risk patients who may not need this service.

  • How Do Actions and Working Conditions Relate to Outcomes for First-Year Principals in Urban School Districts?

    Principals new to their school face a variety of challenges that can influence their likelihood of improving their schools' performance and their likelihood of remaining the principal. Pardee RAND student Susan Burkhauser (cohort '09) and her RAND coauthors present research on first-year principals' experiences, actions, working conditions, and outcomes. The research is intended to inform efforts to promote school improvement and principal retention.