Marygail K. Brauner

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Senior Operations Research Analyst
Santa Monica Office

Education

Ph.D. in engineering and operations research, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. in mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

Overview

Marygail Brauner is a senior operations research analyst. She analyzes complex real-world problems, models them, and develops solutions. Her current research helps inform the rebuilding of Puerto Rico using evidence-based analysis. Her past research focused on military force planning and logistics, to include the financial implications of resource allocation decisions. She has also led studies on matching competencies to job requirements and on cost effective solutions for military medical readiness. As a member of the Army Science Board, Brauner led three studies and received the Commander's Award for Public Service.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Recent Projects

  • Improving spare parts support in dynamic environments
  • Improving the management, use and value of program manager assets
  • Inventory reduction without regret
  • Future of Aeromedical evacuation and en route casualty care
  • Value of Air Force Physician and Dentist Multiyear Special Pay

Selected Publications

Keating, Edward G.; Brauner, Marygail K.; Galway, Lionel A.,, "Air Force Medical Corps' Status and How Its Physicians Respond to Multiyear Special Pay," Military Medicine, 174(11), 2009

Marygail K. Brauner, John F. Raffensperger, Edward W. Chan, Inventory reduction without regret : balancing storage and rebuy costs, RAND Corporation (PE-138-A), 2015

Edward G. Keating, Marygail K. Brauner, Lionel A. Galway, Judith D. Mele, James J. Burks, Brendan Saloner, Air Force Physician and Dentist Multiyear Special Pay : Current Status and Potential Reforms, RAND (MG-866), 2009

Marygail K. Brauner, Hugh G. Massey, S. Craig Moore, Darren D. Medlin, Improving Development and Utilization of Air Force Intelligence Officers, RAND (TR-628), 2009

Ellen M. Pint et al., Right Price Fair Credit: Criteria to Improve Financial Incentives for Army Logistics Decisions, RAND Corporation (MR-1150-A), 2005

John R. Folkeson and Marygail K. Brauner, Improving the Army's Management of Reparable Spare Parts, RAND Corporation (MG-205-A), 2003

John Dumond et al., Velocity Management: The Business Paradigm That Has Transformed U.S. Army Logistics, RAND Corporation (MR-1108-A), 2002

Eric Peltz, Marygail K. Brauner, Edward G. Keating, Evan Saltzman, Daniel Tremblay, Patricia Boren, DoD depot-level reparable supply chain management : process effectiveness and opportunities for improvement, RAND Corporation (RR-398-OSD), 2014

Honors & Awards

  • Commander's Award, Assistant Secretary of the Army
  • Golden Hammer Award, Under Secretary of the Army

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