Mary Avriette

Mary Avriette
Assistant Policy Researcher and Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School


D.V.M. in veterinary public health, University of Minnesota; M.P.H. in emergency disaster planning, University of Minnesota; M.B.A. in health care administration, American Intercontinental University; M.M.A.S. in strategic studies, Command and General Staff College; B.S. in neuroscience/animal physiology, University of California, San Diego


M. Avriette is a Ph.D. student in the Research, Analysis, and Design stream at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. She is an active-duty veterinarian in the U.S. Army. Her research interests include national security, developing-nation economics, zoonoses (emerging infectious diseases), health and public health policy, and policies regarding health care delivery and quality.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, Avriette was senior medical desk officer for the U.S. military’s COVID-19 and other disaster responses within the United States. She has also run humanitarian missions in South Sudan, Tanzania, and El Salvador and has special operations experience. She previously worked as an immunology startup research scientist, and as a veterinary hospital director.