Lisa Bernard

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Senior Research Editor; Lead Division Editor, RAND Homeland Security Research Division; Lead Legal-Citation Editor
Off Site Office

Education

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

Overview

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

Founder, Pittsburgh Tails

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

Recent Projects

  • Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking

Selected Publications

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

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

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

Honors & Awards

  • Presidential Bronze Medal Award, 2022
  • Spotlight Awards, 2018, 2020, 2021
  • Impact Awards, 2004, 2008; Team Player Awards, 2006, 2007

Languages

French; Spanish