Victoria Shier

Assistant Policy Analyst
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 analyst at RAND. She came to RAND from Abt Associates, Inc., where she was a senior analyst. In this role, Shier contributed to health policy projects as a project manager and project director, and conducted qualitative and quantitative research focusing on long-term care, nursing home quality, Medicare, and prescription drug coverage. Previously, she 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