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Ron Andersen

Emeritus Faculty

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DepartmentsType of Faculty
Health Policy and ManagementEmeriti
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310.206.1810

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health / Health Policy and Management Department / 61-243B CHS

Ronald Andersen, Ph.D., is the Wasserman Professor Emeritus in the UCLA Departments of Health Policy and Management, and Sociology. Previously he chaired the Department of Heath Policy and Management at UCLA and was Professor at the University of Chicago, serving for ten years as director of the Center for Health Administration Studies and the Graduate Program in Health Administration. Dr. Andersen has studied access to medical care for his entire professional career of 45 years. He developed the Behavioral Model of Health Services Use that has been used extensively nationally and internationally as a framework for utilization and cost studies including special studies of minorities, low income, children, women, the elderly, oral health and the homeless. He has directed three national surveys of access to care and has led numerous evaluations to promote access to care. Of the 25 books and 240 articles he has authored, a large proportion deal with issues of access. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and has been Chair of the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Medical Sociologist Leo G. Reeder Award, the Distinguish Investigator Career Award Association for Health Services Research, and the Baxter Allegiance Foundation Health Services Research Prize. He has received an honorary doctorate from Purdue University and is a member of the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala Sweden.

Selected Publications: 
  • Ronald Andersen and Odin W. Anderson 1967 – A Decade of Health Services: Social Survey Trends in Use and Expenditure. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Ronald Andersen 1968 – A Behavioral Model of Families' Use of Health Services. Chicago: Center for Health Administration Studies, University of Chicago, Research Series No. 25.
  • Ronald Andersen, Bjorn Smedby, and Odin W. Anderson 1970 – Medical Care Use in Sweden and the United States – A Comparative Analysis of Systems and Behavior. Chicago: Center for Health Administration Studies, University of Chicago, Research Series No. 27.
  • Ronald Andersen, Judith Kasper, Martin Frankel and Associates (Eds.) 1979 – Total Survey Error: Applications to Improve Health Surveys. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • .Lu Ann Aday, Ronald Andersen, and Gretchen V. Fleming 1980 – Health Care in the U.S.: Equitable for Whom? Beverly Hills: Sage Publications.
  • Claire Kohrman, Ronald Andersen and Mary Margaret Clemens 1994 – Training Physicians: The Case of Internal Medicine: San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Claire Kohrman, Ronald Andersen and Mary Margaret Clemens 1994 – Training Physicians: The Case of Internal Medicine: San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Ronald Andersen, Thomas Rice and Gerald Kominski (eds.) -- Changing the U.S. Care 2007 -- System: Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management (3rd. Edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Ronald Andersen 1995 – "Revisiting the Behavioral Model and Access to Medical Care: Does it Matter?” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 36(1): 1-10.
  • Ronald Andersen 2008 – “National health surveys and the behavioral model of health services use.” Medical Care, Jul; 46(7):647-53.