Chloe E. Bird
Senior Sociologist, RAND Corporation; Professor of Sociology and Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Chloe E. Bird, PhD is a senior sociologist at the RAND Corporation, where she studies women’s health and determinants of gender differences in health and health care. She is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and Editor-in-Chief of the journalWomen’s Health Issues. She is principal investigator of a study assessing and mapping gender disparities in quality of care for cardiovascular disease and diabetes among VA patients in California and Texas, and of a study of the impact of neighborhoods and behaviors on allostatic load and morbidity. In her book Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choice and Social Policies(Cambridge University Press, 2008), Dr. Bird and coauthor Patricia P. Rieker explore how policy makers and other stakeholders shape men’s and women’s opportunities to purse a healthy life. They emphasize the need for research that informs stakeholders’ decisions in order to improve women’s health and reduce disparities. Dr. Bird is working to build a donor funded Women’s Heart Health Research and Policy Center at RAND to improve women’s hearth health by addressing deficits in the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease among women.