Jeremy Kurz is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. A Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, Kurz was a distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he earned a B.S. in behavioral sciences with a pre-med concentration. He spent time as a summer research assistant at the Air Force Research Laboratories working on the evaluation of virtual reality training. As a cadet, Kurz headed a pilot study on the effects of exercise during exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He also served as the president of the Air Force Academy's Psi Chi chapter (international honor society for psychology). His research interests include military and civilian mental health treatment evaluation and improvement. Specifically, Kurz hopes to improve the treatment options available to military members and veterans suffering from PTSD.
Honors & Awards
- Outstanding Graduate 2012, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, U.S. Air Force Academy