Kelly Rand

Kelly Rand is a Program Manager at the ABIM Foundation. In this role, she oversees activities related to grants and the Choosing Wisely Learning Network. Ms. Rand provides technical assistance outside the learning network as well and has offered her expertise to such projects as the advisory technical assistance committee for the Taking Action on Overuse project at Kaiser’s McColl Center for Healthcare Innovation, Vizient’s Shared Decision-Making Appropriate Use of Head and Back Imaging Tests Collaborative and American Society of Hospital Pharmacists’ 2018 Commission on Goals Opioid Council. She has presented on overuse at meeting such as IHI, the Families USA Health Action Conference and the ONC’s Annual Consumer Health IT Summit.
Prior to the ABIM Foundation, Ms. Rand worked at MANNA as its Institutional Giving and Advocacy Manager where she secured and managed its grant portfolio, led its local policy activities and managed its research activities. Prior to MANNA, Ms. Rand was the director for the South Jersey site of the NY/NJ AIDS Education Center (AETC). The AETC works with community clinicians to improve quality of HIV care. In this role, she worked closely with the federal and New Jersey State initiatives on Cross Collaborative Quality Improvement in the Ryan White system. She has also spoken widely and published on cultural competency in health care, health literacy and health disparities.
Other past experience includes program and advocacy work with the American Diabetes Association and writing the national newsletter AIDS/STD News Report. Ms. Rand received her bachelor’s degree from American University in an interdisciplinary program on Communications, Law, Economics and Government, and her master’s degree from University of Pennsylvania in Medical Anthropology.
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