Lisa Bernard

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Senior Research Editor
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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 senior 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 division editor for the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center and works occasionally with other RAND divisions. She also provides content support to editors and authors 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

Timothy M. Bonds, James Bonomo, Daniel Gonzales, C. Richard Neu, Samuel Absher, Edward Parker, Spencer Pfeifer, Jennifer Brookes, Julia Brackup, Jordan Willcox, et al., America's 5G Era: Gaining Competitive Advantages While Securing the Country and Its People, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (PE-A435-1), 2021

Richard Mason, James Bonomo, Tim Conley, Ryan Consaul, David R. Frelinger, David A. Galvan, Dahlia Anne Goldfeld, Scott A. Grossman, Brian A. Jackson, Michael Kennedy, et al., Analyzing a More Resilient National Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Capability, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (RR-2970-DHS), 2021

Shelly Culbertson, Blas Nunez-Neto, Joie D. Acosta, Cynthia R. Cook, Andrew Lauland, Kristin J. Leuschner, Shanthi Nataraj, Benjamin Lee Preston, Susan A. Resetar, Adam C. Resnick, et al., Recovery in the U.S. Virgin Islands: Progress, Challenges, and Options for the Future, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (RR-A282-1), 2020

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, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (RR-2595-DHS), 2020

Susan A. Resetar, Abbie Tingstad, Joshua Mendelsohn, Miriam E. Marlier, Beth E. Lachman, Katherine Anania, Chandra Garber, David M. Adamson, Recovery Planning for Natural Resources and Parks in Puerto Rico: Natural and Cultural Resources Sector Report, Volume I, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (RR-2605-DHS), 2020

Honors & Awards

  • Spotlight Awards, 2018, 2020, 2021
  • Impact Awards, 2004, 2008
  • Team Player Awards, 2006, 2007