Lisa Bernard

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Research editor
Off Site Office


J.D. in law, University of Pittsburgh; M.A. in education, College of William and Mary; B.A. in philosophy, College of William and Mary


Lisa Bernard (she/her) is a research editor at the RAND Corporation. Before joining RAND in 2005, she was a freelance writer, editor, and designer and had contracts for such clients as the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, McGraw-Hill, small businesses, and a major financial institution. She now serves as unit editor for the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center and works frequently with other RAND units. She also provides content support to editors working with legal materials and citations.

Previous Positions

Freelance writer, editor, and designer; Technical trainer; Manager of publications and education; Project manager; Curriculum developer; Instructional designer; Help-desk and desk-side technical support; Graduate and research assistant

Selected Publications

Melinda Moore, Eric Landree, Alison K. Hottes, Shoshana R. Shelton, Environmental Biodetection and Human Biosurveillance Research and Development for National Security: Priorities for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, RAND Corporation (RR-2398-DHS), 2018

Aaron Strong, Debra Knopman, Landscape Survey to Support Flood Apex National Flood Decision Support Toolbox: Definitions and Existing Tools, RAND Corporation (RR-1933-UNC), 2017

Henry H. Willis, Joel B. Predd, Paul K. Davis, Wayne P. Brown, Measuring the Effectiveness of Border Security Between Ports-of-Entry, RAND Corporation (TR-837-DHS), 2010

Jordan R. Fischbach, Linnea Warren May, Katie Whipkey, Shoshana R. Shelton, Christine Anne Vaughan, Devin Tierney, Kristin J. Leuschner, Lisa S. Meredith, Hilary J. Peterson, After Hurricane Maria: Predisaster Conditions, Hurricane Damage, and Recovery Needs in Puerto Rico, RAND Corporation (RR-2595-DHS) (forthcoming)

Honors & Awards

  • Spotlight award, 2018
  • Impact Awards, 2004, 2008
  • Team Player Awards, 2006, 2007