Todd C. Helmus
Todd Helmus is a senior behavioral scientist who specializes in terrorism and insurgency. Helmus has authored numerous studies that focused on improving U.S. efforts to counter militant recruitment and decrease popular support for terrorism and insurgency. He has studied U.S. military strategies for influencing and interacting with noncombatant populations, investigated factors that promote insurgent radicalization and recruitment, examined strategies for countering radicalization in the Middle East, and identified lessons learned for joint urban operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Helmus has also served as an advisor in counterinsurgency strategy to U.S. military commands in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Wayne State University.
Lowell Schwartz, Todd C. Helmus, Dalia Dassa Kaye, Nadia Oweidat, Barriers to the Broad Dissemination of Creative Works in the Arab World, RAND (MG-879), 2009
Terri L. Tanielian et al., Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery, RAND (MG-720), 2008
Todd C. Helmus, Christopher Paul, Russell W. Glenn, Enlisting Madison Avenue: The Marketing Approach to Earning Popular Support in Theaters of Operation, RAND (MG-607), 2007
Paul K. Davis et al., Social Science for Counterterrorism: Putting the Pieces Together, RAND (RP-1408-01)