Dr. Marlon Graf is a health research analyst at the Milken Institute. His work focuses primarily on applied microeconomic analysis of health and substance abuse issues, with an emphasis on mixed methods research. His work has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and policy reports. Before joining the Institute, Graf was an assistant policy analyst at the RAND Corp. and a doctoral fellow at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, where he carried out qualitative and quantitative analyses on a wide range of policy issues, including alcohol and crime control, innovation, technology and economic growth, financial decision-making, and higher education finance. Graf holds a B.Sc. in business administration from the University of Mannheim (Germany), a master’s in public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He works at the Institute's Santa Monica office.