Susan Paddock


Susan M. Paddock is a senior statistician at the RAND Corporation, where she is head of the Statistics Group. Paddock’s research includes developing innovative statistical methods, with a focus on Bayesian methods, hierarchical (multilevel) modeling, longitudinal data analysis, and missing data techniques. Paddock is the principal investigator of a project sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to develop methods for analyzing data arising from studies of group therapy–based interventions. Dr. Paddock is also the Principal Investigator of a study sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on improving public reports of health care provider performance. Dr. Paddock’s substantive research interests include health services research, substance abuse treatment, drug policy, mental health, quality of health care, and health care provider performance assessment. Dr. Paddock is an editor for the Annals of Applied Statistics. Paddock received her Ph.D. in statistics from Duke University.