Francesca Pillemer

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Policy Researcher
Off Site Office


M.P.P. in public policy and management, Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D. in health policy, Harvard University


Francesca Pillemer is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her research interests span health care and public health, including policy translation, health IT, public health preparedness, vaccines, military health, sexual/reproductive health, and global health. Pillemer earned a doctorate in health policy from Harvard University, a master's degree in public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.A. in international relations from Franklin College Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland. She trained as a post-doctoral fellow at the RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute.

Recent Projects

  • Developing a Hospital Surge Assessment
  • Assessment of Longitudinal Vaccine Behaviors
  • Evaluation of Patient Portal Experiences
  • Treatment of Active Duty Servicemembers with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Evaluation of the Cities Readiness Initiative