Lisa Bernard

Lisa Bernard
Senior Research Editor; Lead Division Editor, RAND Homeland Security Research Division; Lead Legal-Citation Editor


Certificate in data visualization and infographics, New School at Parsons School of Design; 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 "Mitch" Bernard (she/her) is a senior research editor at the RAND Corporation. She also serves as lead division editor for the RAND Homeland Security Research Division and as lead legal-citation editor. 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.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Host and producer, "no place like home: a podcast on missing pets"

Selected Publications

Eyerman, Joe, Richard H. Donohue, Nathan Chandler, and Tucker Reese, A Review of Public Data About Terrorism and Targeted Violence to Meet U.S. Department of Homeland Security Mission Needs, RAND Corporation (RR-A1203-1), 2021

McKay, Shawn, Gavin S. Hartnett, and Bruce Held, Airline Security Through Artificial Intelligence: How the Transportation Security Administration Can Use Machine Learning to Improve the Electronic Baggage Screening Program, RAND Corporation (PE-A731-1), 2022

Farris, Coreen, Carra S. Sims, Terry L. Schell, Miriam Matthews, Sierra Smucker, Samantha Cohen, and Owen Hall, Harassment and Discrimination on the Basis of Gender and Race/Ethnicity in the FEMA Workforce, RAND Corporation (RR-A383-1), 2020


French; Spanish