Senior Sociologist, Rand Corporation

Dmitry Khodyakov is a senior sociologist at RAND and a faculty member at the RAND Pardee Graduate School. His research focuses primarily on expert elicitation and stakeholder engagement, intervention and program evaluation, patient engagement, and Medicare Advantage. As a methodologist, Dr. Khodyakov is an expert in qualitative and mixed-methods research, case study approaches, and the Delphi method. His evaluation experiences range from evaluating worksite wellness programs and Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design model test to network-based approaches to intervention dissemination and community-academic partnered approaches to quality improvement intervention implementation and outcomes. Dr. Khodyakov is a co-developer of the ExpertLens system and methodology for eliciting opinions from large, distributed, and diverse groups of stakeholders. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, among others. He currently serves on a steering committee for the National Academies of Medicine’s initiative on Assessing Meaningful Community Engagement in Health & Health Care. Dr. Khodyakov is the recipient of major national and international awards, including the 2020 RAND Medal Award for developing the RAND/PPMD Patient-Centeredness Method, 2011 New Investigator Award from the National Institute of Mental Health and the 2006 Award for Junior Sociologists from the International Sociological Association. For a list of his recent publications, please visit: