Victoria Shier

Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.A. in health policy, New York University; B.S. in electronic engineering, Brown University


Victoria Shier is a Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND.She works on quantitative and qualitative research focusing on child obesity, child health, long-term care, and nursing home quality. She came to RAND from Abt Associates, Inc. and previously worked as a project specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery and as a technology analyst at Goldman Sachs. She graduated from Brown University with a B.S. in electrical engineering and earned a master's degree in health policy from New York University.


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    Are County Masking Requirements the Future of Influenza Prevention?

    If it doesn't seem that state laws as currently written can help increase the number of health care workers vaccinated against influenza, then what can? There is evidence that imposing consequences for vaccination refusal, including the requirement to wear a surgical mask, can help.

    Nov 20, 2013 The RAND Blog